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CDC U.S. World TB Day 2022 Resources

January 19, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Each year we recognize World TB Day on March 24 with a variety of activities leading up to the official day.  This annual event commemorates the date Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).  We recognize commemorating World TB Day in 2022 will be unique, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities, public health departments, and healthcare facilities across the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of TB Elimination is sharing some information to assist in World TB Day 2022 planning efforts.

  • Nominations for the U.S. CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions is now open! We are seeking nominations that reflect the important contributions that individuals, TB survivors, agencies, organizations, and partners have made to eliminate TB and address health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. TB Champions will have their stories featured on CDC’s website,Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Visit the CDC website to learn more about the nomination process and past Champions.
    • Nominations are duevia email to or by using the hashtag #TBEliminationChampion on social media by February 18, 2022.
  • CDC’s World TB Day digital toolkit has graphics and videosexternal icon to help spread the message to think, test, and treat TB. We will continue to update the toolkit with additional materials and resources.
  • If you are planning an event for World TB Day 2022, we would like to add it to our World TB Day Events timeline. To add your event, follow the instructions on the World TB Day event formpdf icon. We will gladly post and share these events to the timeline.

As we approach World TB Day, we will be adding additional resources and materials to the World TB Day Website. This webpage will continue to be updated with 2022 World TB Day information. We will keep you updated on any planned activities or additional resources that may be helpful.

If you have questions, please contact



Philip LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention