Global Progress Slowing Down Against Tuberculosis 1 in 3 People with TB Go Without Diagnosis, Treatment

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, March 24, 2015 – The global TB prevalence rate, defined as the number of individuals living with TB disease per every 100,000 people, is decreasing more slowly now than at any time since the year 2000, according to data reported annually by the World Health Organization (WHO). The years 2012-2013 (the most recent years for which data are available) saw the slowest reported decline in global TB prevalence in 15 years.

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World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, many organizations, countries and advocates mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the enormous burden caused by the use of tobacco. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year and it is estimated that more than 600,000 non-smokers are dying from breathing second-hand smoke. For World No Tobacco Day 2014, there is a call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco.

World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day 2013 took place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 around the theme "You Can Control Your Asthma." This year GINA also introduced a sub-theme, "It's Time to Control Asthma," encouraging activity organizers around the world to complete the sentence, "It's Time to..." as relevant to their event and target audience.



World TB Day

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 nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

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