Each year we commemorate World TB Day to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB. This year, to mark World TB Day 2021, we invited two BC experts to speak to the impacts of tuberculosis (TB) in BC and globally:
Dr. Victoria Cook, Medical Head of TB Control, BCCDC
Dr. James Johnson, TB Expert/ Head of Respiratory Medicine, VGH
Click here to watch a recording of our World TB Day 2021 Talk
ABOUT WORLD TB DAY - MARCH 24 ANNUALLY
The date - March 24 - marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
The theme for World TB Day 2021 was “The Clock is Ticking.” Its intent was to convey the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders, something made even more critical in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that has put End TB progress at risk.