World TB Day 2012


March 24, 2012 

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World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB. (source:

In Tacloban City, a "Walk for a Cause" was done with representatives from different Government units.


World TB Day Celebration: Walk For A Cause, Mar. 23, 2012

Tacloban City, Philippines