Each year we commemorate World TB Day to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB.
WHAT: World TB Day Talk (webinar)
To mark World TB Day 2021, we invite you to hear from experts about the impacts of tuberculosis (TB) in BC and globally, and meet Edward Walkus, a TB survivor, who will share his personal experience with the disease.
Dr. Victoria Cook, Medical Head of TB Control, BCCDC
Dr. James Johnson, TB Expert/ Head of Respiratory Medicine, VGH
Mr. Ed Walkus, a TB Survivor living in BC
ABOUT WORLD TB DAY - MARCH 24
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 is “The Clock is Ticking.” Its intent is to convey the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders. This is especially critical in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that has put End TB progress at risk.