Each year, on 24 March, the world marks World TB Day. TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer, being responsible for the deaths of nearly 1.7 million people each year and representing the ninth leading cause of death globally. The day is an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating TB as a public health burden.
This year’s observance theme is “It’s Time”. The theme will ensure the world is reminded of the commitments made and the timely need for action in scale up, research, funding, human rights and accountability.