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World TB Day Activities 2017:

National Events

Unite to End TB! - Thunderclap

CDC’s End TB Thunderclap will go live on March 24th at 1:00 pm EDT/10:00 am PDT. We need at least 100 supporters for the Thunderclap to take effect. Visit http://thndr.me/zVCZdH to join and share the information widely!

Thunderclap is a tool that lets a message be heard when we say it together. Think of it as an “online flash mob.” Join, and we will share the End TB message at the same time, spreading an idea through social media together.  Organization Facebook pages may promote the activity, but only personal Facebook accounts can sign up. All Twitter handles may participate.

Date of Event: Join the Thunderclap any time before World TB Day, March 24.  The Thunderclap will go live on World TB Day.
Time of Event: 1:00 pm EDT/10:00 am PDT
Location of Event: Online
Contact Person: Sloane Bowman
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
E-mail: wnv2@cdc.gov

 

CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions Challenge

The CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions provides an opportunity to recognize accomplishments and learn best practices from people who are making a significant contribution to preventing and controlling TB. We are proud to share inspiring success stories of some of the many individuals and organizations working in effective and engaging ways to end TB.

Location of Event: Online
Event Webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/worldtbday/championnomination.htm
Contact Person: Leeanna Allen
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
E-mail: lallen1@cdc.gov

 

Arizona

2nd Annual End Tuberculosis Day Walk

2.2 Mile walk at Sam Lena Park starts at 10:30am and continues until 2:00pm MST. Food trucks, door prizes and health and wellness vendors will be present. Come join us for a fun non-competitive walk/run and help us End TB.

Date of Event: March 21, 2017
Time of Event: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST
Location of Event: Sam Lena Park, Tucson, AZ
Event Webpage: http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=188457
Contact Person: Yvette Corral
Organization: Pima County Health Department
Address: 2980 E. Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85713
Telephone Number: 520-724-8491
E-mail: Yvette.corral@pima.gov

 

California

World TB Day Podcast

This World TB Day, the California Department of Public Health issued (and is issuing) social media messages about TB (see attached schedule). One added element to the messages this year is a podcast made up of interviews conducted by CDPH Director Karen Smith with a TB patient and four California TB experts: Barbara Cole, Jenny Flood, Julie Higashi and Julie Vaishampayan. The podcast will be announced via the CDPH Facebook page, and is scheduled to be posted by 2:00 p.m. (PDT).

Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 2.00pm PST
Location of Event: WEB
Event Webpage: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/Podcasts.aspx
Organization: California Department of Public Health

 

Los Angeles, CA

World TB Day Proclamation Presentation

The Los Angeles County (LAC) Tuberculosis Control Program was presented with a scroll by the LAC Board of Supervisors for establishing March 24, 2017 as World Tuberculosis Day. This proclamation, presented by Supervisor Janice Hahn of the Fourth District, created an ideal opportunity to bring World TB Day to the forefront in the minds of community members.

Date of Event: March 14th, 2017
Time of Event: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location of Event: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Event Webpage: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb
Contact Person: Clarissa Torres
Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tuberculosis Control Program
Address: 500 West Temple St.
Telephone Number: 213-745-1737
E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov

 

Tuberculosis 101

In order to increase awareness around Tuberculosis and how to effectively prevent active TB disease, the Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Control Program is making a big push to educate the community. We are partnering with Los Angeles Family Housing to host a Tuberculosis 101 presentation where we will educate staff to help prevent the spread of TB, recognize potential signs and refer those with suspected TB to the proper services.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time of Event: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location of Event: Los Angeles Family Housing
Event Webpage: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb
Contact Person: Clarissa Torres
Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tuberculosis Control Program
Address: 7747 Foothill Blvd
Telephone Number: 213-745-1737
E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov

 

Science Summit: Using Enhanced Surveillance Data to Control Tuberculosis Outbreaks

This year, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Tuberculosis Control Program is presenting at the annual Science Summit for World TB Day. Dr. Alicia Chang’s presentation will take an in-depth look at genotype analysis and how this service can assist with the identification of common epidemiologic links among clusters of TB cases.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time of Event: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location of Event: California Endowment
Event Webpage: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb
Contact Person: Clarissa Torres
Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tuberculosis Control Program
Address: 1000 N. Alameda Street
Telephone Number: 213-745-1737
E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov

 

Unite to End TB!

In honor of World TB Day, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program will be holding activities throughout the day for staff. Health educators will decorate a cart to bring around to employees with water and snacks while quizzing individuals on various aspects of tuberculosis control and prevention. In addition, we will come together to watch the World TB Day weinar hosted by the Southeastern National TB Center titled “World TB Day 2017: The Numbers are in!” This event will unite employees in our fight against tuberculosis while increasing knowledge and awareness amongst staff.

Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 9:30 AM
Location of Event: Los Angeles
Event Webpage: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb
Contact Person: Clarissa Torres
Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tuberculosis Control Program
Address: 2615 S. Grand Ave.
Telephone Number: 213-745-1737
E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov

 

Department of Public Health Provider Conference

The Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Control Program is presenting at the Department of Public Health’s Provider Conference where pertinent information will be shared in honor of World TB Day 2017. Dr. Alicia Chang and Dr. Julie Higashi will be discussing Tuberculosis elimination and recent statistics with a room of approximately 60 medical professionals. Stainless steel thermoses with the End TB logo will be distributed to all attendees.

Date of Event: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
Location of Event: California Endowment
Event Webpage: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb
Contact Person: Clarissa Torres
Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tuberculosis Control Program
Address: 1000 N. Alameda Street
Telephone Number: 213-745-1737
E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov

 

Connecticut

Greenwich, CT

Come learn about tuberculosis and maybe win a prize!

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: Sessions through out the day
Location of Event: Greenwich, CT Town Hall
Contact Person: Namrita Gill, RN
Organization: Greenwich Department of Health
Address: 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT

 

Hartford, CT

Come learn about tuberculosis and maybe win a prize!

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: Sessions through out the day
Location of Event: Hartford Department of Health and Human Services
Contact Person: Beth Mertz, RN
Organization: Greenwich Department of Health
Address: 131 Coventry Street, Hartford, CT

 

Florida

The Southeastern National TB Center is continuing its annual World TB Day social media campaign.  This year’s campaign is titled, “End TB Photo Contest.”  TB Staff are encouraged to share creative photos detailing how your organization is “United to End TB.”   Print SNTC’s World TB Day sign from our Facebook or website, and submit your photos to sntc@medicine.ufl.edu or post it on SNTC’s Facebook event titled, “End TB Photo Contest.”

Photos will be posted to Facebook as part of the campaign to raise awareness about TB and to promote the work being done to End TB.

Date of Event: March 2017
Time of Event: Ongoing
Location of Event: Facebook
Contact Person: Emely McKitrick and Paula Hamsho-Diaz
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/SNTC.UF , https://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/
Organization: Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
Telephone Number: (352)-273-7682
E-mail: sntc@medicine.ufl.edu

 

Ocala, FL

In honor of World TB Day, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be hosting a free educational opportunity for community partners. Medical staff may attend a free, one hour presentation and earn 1.0 CEUs. For convenience, several sessions will be held throughout the day. Hands-on training using tuberculin skin test training arms will also be offered for those who wish to learn how to read TSTs. Educational materials will be available free of charge for attendees.  

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location of Event: Ocala, FL
Contact Person: Ashley Terry
Organization: Florida Department of Health in Marion County
Address: 1801 SE 32nd Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Telephone Number: 352-629-0137, ext. 2088
E-mail: Ashley.Terry@FLhealth.gov

 

Leave No One Behind

JOIN US FOR OUR THIRD ANNUAL WORLD TB DAY

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Location of Event: online
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567903479906336/?active_tab=discussion
Contact Person: Pierrette J Cazeau
Organization: Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc
Address: 4700 Lucerne Lakes Blvd West # 604 Lake Worth FL 33467
Telephone Number: 561-577-2698
E-mail: info@hcrff.org

 

Georgia

The Georgia TB Program and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness are co-sponsoring a TB Walk around downtown Atlanta. The walk route is through downtown Atlanta passing by the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state Capitol and Atlanta City Hall. Participants from metro Atlanta County Health Departments and community partners will join the TB Walk.

Immediately following the walk, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness will have a World TB Day Program that includes a special “Welcome and Media Briefing” with Chairman John H. Eaves of Fulton County Board of Commissioners, personal stories from clients who have been impacted by tuberculosis and many more exciting presentations.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: Walk starts at 11am and Program begins immediately after Walk at 12:30pm
Location of Event: Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness

Aldredge Health Center

99 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, SE Atlanta, GA 30303

Event Webpage: http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/dhw-home
Contact Person: Shanica Alexander / Rose-Marie Sales
Organization: Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness
Address: 99 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone Number: 404-613-4023
E-mail: Shanica.alexander@fultoncountyga.gov, rosemarie.sales@dph.ga.gov

 

Illinois

World TB Day 2017 Webinar Series

Testing for TB Infection and Disease: Making Sense of Imperfect Tests— 3/8/2017

Dr. Kathy Ritger will provide a discussion on the different TB screening tests and how to use them as a tool in public health TB control and prevention.

Register here: https://idph.adobeconnect.com/testing-tb-infection-disease-2017/event/registration.html

Essentials of TB Prevention: TB Infection— 3/15/2017

Janette Candido will discuss the role of focusing on TB infection as a means for TB disease prevention and introduction on the new TB infection module in I-NEDSS

Register here: https://idph.adobeconnect.com/essentials-tb-prevention/event/registration.html

Enhancing Immigrant Communication— 3/22/2017

Jenny Aguirre and Anne Bendelow will identify best practices for communication between Refugee Health Programs and TB programs across the state and current refugee resettlement in the United States

Register here: https://idph.adobeconnect.com/enhancing-immigrant-communication/event/registration.html

Interesting TB Cases in the Region— 3/29/2017

Physicians from Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis will present on a consultation for a dual infected HIV/TB case

Register here: https://idph.adobeconnect.com/interesting-tb-cases-regio-2017/event/registration.html

Date of Event: Recurring in March
Time of Event: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Location of Event: Online
Contact Person: Janette Candido
Organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
E-mail: janette.candido@illinois.gov

 

Indiana

Indiana World TB Day Educational Event

The Indiana State Department of Health, in partnership with the Marion County Public Health Department, is hosting an educational event in honor of World TB Day.

This free educational forum addresses TB in Indiana with topics including updated diagnosis and treatment guidelines for TB disease, laboratory techniques, and case presentations.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Marion County Health Department
Event Webpage: https://indianaworldtbday2017.eventbrite.com
Contact Person: Kelly White
Organization: Indiana State Department of Health & Marion County Health Department
Address: 4012 North Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Telephone Number: (317)233-7548
E-mail: KeWhite@isdh.in.gov

 

Michigan

MDHHS 2017 World TB Day Conference

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a conference in honor of World TB Day. The program will address topics ranging from global and Michigan TB epidemiology, co-management of TB and diabetes, gaps in guidance, research and standards of care in TB case management and clinical care, and best practices in medical and case management with respect to resettling refugees in Michigan. We will have speakers from the Mayo Clinic, CDC, NTCA, state and local government, and private providers in Michgian. Nursing and Medical continuing education credits will be offered at this event. All are welcome and invited to this event, regardless of your affiliation or knowledge of TB.

Date of Event: March 20, 2017
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Location of Event: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing MI 48824
Event Webpage: www.michigan.gov

Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTBD17

Contact Person: Helen McGuirk
Organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Communicable Disease Division
Address: 333 S Grand Ave Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone Number: (517)284-4957
E-mail: mcguirkh@michigan.gov

 

New Hampshire

Unite to End TB Webinar

In honor of World TB Day 2017, all of NH will “Unite “ to receive key updates in transforming the approach to latent TB infection and TB management skills! We will present some important diagnosis and treatment updates, but spend the majority of our time reviewing true vignettes of New Hampshire TB patients. We will ask providers what they would do, and offer an evidence based approach, especially to reduce diagnosis delay. We are working to “Unite” and be first in the nation to end TB!

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: Webinar
Event Webpage: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/796565768735833089
Contact Person: Craig Saltmarsh
Organization: NH Department of Public Health-Bureau of Infectious Disease
Address: 29 Hazen Drive  Concord, NH  03301
Telephone Number: 603-271-4492
E-mail: craig.saltmarsh@dhhs.state.nh.us

 

New York

Sunset Park Community Health Fair

In partnership with the Office of Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control will be hosting a community health fair in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. In 2015, Sunset Park had the highest citywide TB rate of any neighborhood. This health fair will serve as an opportunity to educate and engage the community about TB by offering free and confidential testing for all. There will also be free HIV testing, blood pressure screenings, and health insurance enrollment.

Date of Event: March 25, 2017
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Sunset Park Recreation Center (4200 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232)
Event Webpage:  n/a
Contact Person: Tiffany Hsu
Organization: New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Address: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone Number: 646 866 3076
E-mail: htiffany@health.nyc.gov

 

2017 World TB Day Conference – TB in the 21st Century: New Tools, New Challenges

The World Tuberculosis Day Conference is an annual free conference hosted in New York City and organized by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYU School of Medicine, and the Global Tuberculosis Institute.

In commemoration of World TB Day, this conference seeks to educate, connect, and engage members of the NYC healthcare community about TB prevention and control efforts in NYC, as well as highlight the progress in the fight against TB.

Topics will include an overview of local epidemiology, new diagnostic and treatment recommendations, challenges in diagnosis, strategies for patient-centered care, and the goal of TB elimination.

Date of Event: March 27, 2017
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location of Event: Farkas Auditorium, NYU Langone Medical Center (550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016)
Event Webpage: https://nycworldtbday2017.eventbrite.com
Contact Person: Tiffany Hsu
Organization: New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Address: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone Number: 646 866 3076
E-mail: htiffany@health.nyc.gov

 

Oregon

World TB Day Webinar – Extrapulmonary TB Diagnosis and Treatment

Presented by Kevin L. Winthrop, MD, MPH – Oregon TB Program Medical Consultant and Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases Oregon Health & Science University. The webinar focuses on both diagnostic and treatment considerations in extrapulmonary TB. Discussion of example cases to illustrates the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges with this disease.

Date of Event: Released March 24th Webinar recorded on March 14th
Time of Event:  
Location of Event: Online
Event Webpage: https://youtu.be/CiRCEmmoERw
Contact Person: Gayle Wainwright – OHA TB Registrar
Organization: Oregon Health Authority – TB Program
Address: 800 NE Oregon Street – STE 1105 – Portland, OR 97232
Telephone Number: 971-673-0174
E-mail: gayle.wainwright@state.or.us

 

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh – Tuberculosis Education Conference

Breathe Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing together with the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey are jointly sponsoring the Tuberculosis Education Conference. The conference learning objectives include: providing attendees with an understanding of current recommendations for management of TB infection and TB disease in children and adolescents, as well as, the current epidemiologic state of TB globally and in the United States, together with present diagnostic and treatment options for persons with TB infection and TB disease.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location of Event: The University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Event Webpage: www.breathepa.org
Contact Person: Joan McMahon, RN,MPH
Organization: Breathe Pennsylvania
Address: Cranberry Professional Park, 201 Smith Drive, Suite E, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066
Telephone Number: 724-772-1750
E-mail: jmcmahon@breathepa.org

 

South Carolina

Mobilize Support – World TB Day Awareness Campaign

SC DHEC TB Control will commemorate World TB Day by bringing awareness to the community and various agencies across the state representing the comorbid conditions of TB. A new website will be unveiled with updated information regarding tuberculosis education, resources, and activities. DHEC will partner with various public health agencies representing HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, psycho-social issues, substance abuse, and other illnesses to distribute TB information to the community. Organizations across the state will take photos showing awareness of TB and post them on social media platforms. Check out #SC2017WorldTBDay to see activities in SC!

March 24th Lecture: DHEC has partnered with the University of South Carolina to host a lecture by Dr. Eric Brenner called, Tuberculosis: Local, National, and Global Public Health Perspectives at the Discovery Building, Rm 331 at the Columbia campus from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Date of Event: Month of March
Time of Event: Ongoing / Lecture March 24th
Location of Event: Online and State-wide
Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC.  
Contact Person: Clarissa A. Felima, MPH, CHES
Organization: SC Department of Health and Environmental Control – TB Control
Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone Number: (803)898-0316
E-mail: felimaCA@dhec.sc.gov

 

Texas

Austin, TX – Presentation and Live Webinar “Translating TB Epidemiologic Concepts into Practice”

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Tuberculosis and Hansen’s Disease Branch (TB Branch) is presenting a live webinar, “Translating TB Epidemiologic Concepts into Practice”.  Persons in and around Austin are also invited to participate at the location below.

The presentation will focus on applying molecular epidemiology to support TB elimination efforts with a primary focus on cluster investigations. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
Location of Event: 1. Webinar

2. 1100 West 49th Street, Lecture Hall, Room K-100,

   Austin, TX  78756

Event Webpage: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/970548090669091331  
Contact Person: Mary Pomeroy, MSN,RN – 512.533.3162

Erica Mendoza,  - 512.533.3159

Organization: DSHS, TB Branch
E-mail: Mary.pomeroy@dshs.state.tx.us or erica.mendoza2@dshs.state.tx.us

 

Tyler, TX – World TB Day Conference

In recognition of World TB Day 2017, DSHS, Health Service Region 4/5N and the University of Texas at Tyler Nursing Department have organized a full day of raising awareness about TB.

Featured speakers include:

  • Krishna Vankayalapati, PhD

    Chair of the Department of Pulmonary Immunology and Margaret E. Byers

    Cain Chair for Tuberculosis Research, UT Health Northeast

  • Jeffrey Cirillo, PhD

    Director for the Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Tuberculosis

    Imaging (CAPRI), Texas A& M Health Science Center College of Medicine

  • Jotam Pasipanodya, MD, PhD

    Center for Infectious Disease Research & Experimental Therapeutics

    (CIDRETH), Baylor Scott & White Health

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CT
Location of Event: Ornelas Activity Center
Event Webpage: https://goo.gl/forms/gyWcstaO2HXI6PSl2
Contact Person: Alison Sterken, BSW, MS
Organization: Texas DSHS

Health Service Region 4/5N

Address: Ornelas Activity Center

3402 Old Omen Rd.

Tyler, TX 75707

Telephone Number: 903-533-5270
E-mail: idaresit.umoh@dshs.texas.gov

 

San Antonio – Community United to End TB

This joint training, sponsored by the Heartland National TB Center in collaboration with:  Texas Center for Infectious Disease, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District-City Chest Clinic, University of Texas Heatlh Science Center San Antonio, Texas Department of State Health Services, Reginoal Healthcare Partnership 6, and University Health System, is designed to provide updates on TB research, treatment guidelines, co-morbidities, 1115 Medicaid Waiver results and ethical considerations in patient care. This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and health care professionals who work with patients with or at risk of tuberculosis. There is no charge to attend this training, but pre-registration is mandatory. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until the capacity of 100 participants is met.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CT
Location of Event: San Antonio, Texas
Event Webpage: http://www.heartlandntbc.org/training/calendar.php
Contact Person: Jessica Quintero
Organization: Heartland National TB Center
Address: 2303 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78223
Telephone Number: 210-531-4568
E-mail: Jessica.quintero@uthct.edu

 

Virginia

World TB Day 2017- Videoconference

Virginia Division of Tuberculosis and Newcomer Health will present a videoconference for local health districts across the state on March 24, World TB Day.  A physician will give a presentation on understanding our new guidelines. A blog from the VDH commissioner, several social media post and a internal slide set will be developed to promote TB knowledge within our community. The program will also include updates on the Division of Tuberculosis and Newcomer Health epidemiology in Virginia, and program evaluation.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 12.00PM – 1:30 PM
Location of Event: VDH main office (videoconference)
Event Webpage: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/tuberculosis-and-newcomer-health/
Contact Person: Saran C Stevens
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Address: 109 Governor St Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone Number: 804-864-7921
E-mail: Saran.Stevens@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Washington

Daily stories and photos from the Nakuru TB Photovoice Project

During the entire month of March, TB Photovoice will highlight the powerful stories and photos from an amazing group of persons impacted by TB in Nakuru Kenya. We are posting a new story/photo every day by Nakuru participants, and offering them in English and Swahili.

TB Photovoice hosts a closed group Facebook page called the TB Voices Forum for people impacted by TB. People impacted by TB need a safe space to share their experiences with others who have walked in their shoes. Members of the Forum share their struggles, insights, and successes and is evolving into a beautiful, supportive online community for people with TB, as well as a space for TB survivors to share their stories and inspire others. We monitor the site closely and only allow persons directly affected by TB to participant. We share insights from this group on our TB Photovoice facebook page so that medical providers and others hear their voices and concerns.

Date of Event: Ongoing
Time of Event: Ongoing
Location of Event: Online
Event Webpage: www.tbphotovoice.org and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632938613613150
Contact Person: Teresa Rugg
Organization: TB Photovoice, with our partners KANCO and the Firland Foundation
Address: 7619 137th Ave. SE Snohomish WA 98290 U.S
Telephone Number: 425.345.3958

 

World TB Day Activities

Please visit www.doh.wa.gov/WorldTBDay  to see all of the activities we have planned in the coming days including:

  • View the World TB Day Video Message and TB Partners Photo Album (pdf) – Thank YOU for your commitment to End TB in Washington! 
  • Why Treat TB Infection?- A World TB Day webinar sponsored by TB ECHO on Monday, 3/27, 12:30-1:30 PM – Space is limited so consider registering once and viewing as a group!  People enrolled in TB ECHO do not need to register. 
  • Fighting a Global Health Locally – An educational event for students interested in global health and related health fields on Thursday, 3/30, 5:30-7:00 PM – Online viewing link available!
  • World TB Day Social Media Toolkit – help educate others on World TB Day!  Be sure to include hashtag #EndTBWA in your post!
  • TB Education, Support, and Compassion Resources – Learn about resources to support TB patient needs
Date of Event: Various Dates
Time of Event: Various Dates
Location of Event: Various locations
Event Webpage: www.doh.wa.gov/WorldTBDay
Contact Person: Heidi Iyall
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Address: PO BOX 47837 Olympia, WA 98504-7837
Telephone Number: 360-236-3443
E-mail: heidi.iyall@doh.wa.gov

 

Wisconsin

6th Annual TB Summit

Public Health – Madison & Dane County and Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis are jointly providing the 6th Annual Tuberculosis Summit on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The TB Summit is a full day of presentations, case studies, and discussions. Topics include the new TB treatment guidelines; infection control practices in hospital, clinic, and community settings; complex TB cases; non-tuberculous mycobacteria, lab update, and statewide resources and epidemiology. Guest speakers include both local and national clinicians.

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. For additional information, see: https://ce.mayo.edu/public-health/content/tb-summit-madison-wi-2017

Date of Event: March 30, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location of Event: Epic systems, Verona, WI
Event Webpage: https://ce.mayo.edu/public-health/content/tb-summit-madison-wi-2017
Contact Person: Julia Greenleaf
Organization: Public Health – Madison & Dane County and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Tuberculosis
Address: 2300 S. Park St, Ste 2010, Madison WI 53713
Telephone Number: (608) 242-6487
E-mail: jgreenleaf@publichealthmdc.com

 

International Events

Ghana

KICK TB OUT OF GHANA

Public health nurses of University of Health and Allied Sciences have organized a community education program on 24th March, 2017.This program is to create awareness on the deadly-nature of TB. Students of the institution led by ABDUL SALAM NAHIL have being divided into groups of 21 and directed to the more prone zones in the Volta region. This is to be done in the Volta region only due to lack of fund and support. To our capabilities,we will support CDC in the region that our school is located. But to the whole of Ghana,the social media is there to make our work easier.GO AWAY TB! GO AWAY TB!! GO AWAY TUBERCULOSIS!!!. THANK YOU.

Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 2.00pm
Location of Event: University of Health and Allied Science (Auditorium)
Event Webpage: https://mobile.facebook.com/Medicine-SAVES-LIFE-157706401380842/?ref_component=mbasic_bookmark&ref_page=%2Fwap%2Fhome.php&refid=8/a>
Contact Person: RHULE BERNARD – 0555860615
Organization: Public Health Nurses Association (PHNA)
Address: PMB 31 HO-GHANA
Telephone Number: 0554744215
E-mail: nahilabdulsalam@gmail.com

 

Italy

Giornata Mondiale della Tubercolosi 2017 / World TB Day 2017

UMdL participates at the World TB Day 2017 organizied by the Stop TB Partnership and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Also this year UMdL actively collaborated with Stop TB Partnership in Italian translation of Campaign posters available at:

www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/2017/materials.asp.

Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 00:00
Location of Event: Siena – Updating Medicina del Lavoro website – Post-Graduate School in Occupational Medicine at University of Siena
Event Webpage: https://updatingmdl.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/giornata-mondiale-della-tubercolosi-2017
Contact Person: Dr. Lucio Fellone
Organization: Updating Medicina del Lavoro
Address: viale Bracci 16, 53100 Siena (Italy)
Telephone Number: +39-3295357594
E-mail: lucio.fellone@gmail.com

 

Nigeria 

BrookCherith Support – Unite to End TB.

TB awareness campaign. A video clip that would be posted on various social media sites. 

Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 12:01am
Location of Event: Online
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/BrookCherithsupport
Contact Person: Ezekwe Obinna Ikedichukwu
Organization: BrookCherith Support
Address: Madonna University Teaching Hospital Nigeria
Telephone Number: +234-49021514313
E-mail: info@brookcherithsupport.org, ezekweobinna@brookcherithsupport.org

 

Nigeria – Rivers State
Teens Unite to End TB

This event shall target adolescents/teenagers in schools, to sensitize them on issues related to TB; TB awareness, prevention and control. Efforts shall however, be rest highly on prevention and management. The event shall take place in schools in urban Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 11:00am
Location of Event: Diobu, Port-Harcourt,City Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/cadecngo
Contact Person: Rhoda Omoile
Organization: Care and Development Centre (CADEC)
Address: 23 Oroekpo Road, Mile 4, RUmueme, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
Telephone Number: +234-08032650026
E-mail: vcarenigngo@yahoo.com

 

Philippines

Baybay City World TB Day Lay Forum
Date of Event: March 24th, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00am
Location of Event: Baybay City Health Office, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
Contact Person: Dr. Nino Doydora
Organization: Baybay City Coalition Against TB and INSPIRE Respiratory Group
Address: Baybay City
Telephone Number: +639285045240

 

World TB Day Exhibits
Date of Event: March 20-24, 2017
Time of Event: 5 days display of TB infographics (tarpaulins)
Location of Event: Baybay City Hall Lobby, Western Leyte Provincial Hospital Lobby, and City Health Office Outpatient Lobby
Contact Person: Dr. Nino Doydora
Organization: Baybay City Coalition Against TB and INSPIRE Respiratory Group
Address: Baybay City
Telephone Number: +639285045240

 

World TB day Awareness Zumba Time

A free Zumba event by ZIN.

Date of Event: March 24, 2017
Time of Event: 17:00
Location of Event: Baybay City Gymnasium
Contact Person: Dr. Nino Doydora
Organization: Baybay City Coalition Against TB and INSPIRE Respiratory group
Telephone Number: +639285045240
E-mail: ninodoydora@gmail.com

 

World TB Day Exhibit
Date of Event: March 24-31, 2017
Time of Event: All Day
Location of Event: Ormoc Doctors’ Hospital, Ormoc City
Contact Person: Dr. Nino Doydora
Organization: Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay and Ormoc Doctors’ Hospital
Address: Ormoc City, Leyte
Telephone Number: +639285045240
E-mail: ninodoydora@gmail.com

 

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