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World Tuberculosis Day

Current context: World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on 24th March.
World Tuberculosis Day
  • The day signifies the anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of the Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in 1882.
  • The theme of World TB Day 2020 is ‘It’s time’ – puts the accent on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to:
    1. Scale up access to prevention and treatment
    2. Build accountability
    3. Ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research
    4. Promote an end to stigma and discrimination
    5. Promote an equitable, rights-based and people-centred TB response
  • World TB Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization.
  • The government of India has committed to eliminate prevalence of TB by 2025.
  • India has implemented the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Tuberculosis Elimination (2017-2025) to improve quality of treatment and to create comprehensive support systems for TB patients.


Q.1 The World TB day is observed every year on ___________?
a. 22nd February
b. 24th March
c. 25th July
d. 30th April
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