Yes! We can end Tuberculosis.

Dr. Taiwo Sofoluwe

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed annually on March 24 to raise awareness about the global epidemic of TB and efforts to eliminate the disease.

Tuberculosis is one of the top Ten causes of death worldwide and it remains a serious public health issue particularly in developing countries.

TB is an infectious disease and primarily affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body leading to symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, fever and weight loss. It spreads through air when infected individuals’ coughs, sneeze, or spit.

Despite being preventable and curable, it continues to claim millions of lives each year affecting vulnerable populations such as those living with HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition and in crowded or unsanitary conditions

Significant progress has been made in the fight against TB with improved diagnostics, treatment regimens and expanded access to healthcare services.

However, challenges persist including drug resistant strains of TB, inadequate funding for prevention and treatment programs, stigma associated with the disease and barriers to accessing care especially in marginalized communities.

What You Can Do

  • Get vaccinated. The BCG vaccine is to prevent you from having Tuberculosis.

  • Seek medical attention if you have symptoms like prolonged cough, fever, or unexplained weight loss.

  • Early treatment helps stop disease spread and improves recovery chances.

  • Address underlying causes such as poverty, inequality, malnutrition, comorbidities, discrimination, and stigmatization.


TB is curable and preventable. Let’s work together to combat this global health challenge and build a healthier TB-free world for future generations.

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