World TB Day 2014

Photo of Jerome who is being treated for MDR-TB n the Philippines
Jerome has multidrug-resistant TB, he has been undergoing treatment for over a month at the East Avenue Medical Center, Philippines.


Photo of timeline of innovations in TB.

View the timeline Path to TB Innovation [PDF, 1.1MB].


Screenshot from the Zero Deaths from TB fast draw video

We CAN have a world with zero TB deaths. Watch the animated video on TB, and don’t forget to share and spread the word!


Reach the Missed 3 Million – Find. Treat. Cure TB.

Despite being curable, tuberculosis (TB) remains an enormous global public health issue. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, a third are “missed” by public health systems. The majority of these 3 million are the most poor and vulnerable.

TB is a contagious bacterial airborne disease that claims a life every 18 seconds. TB knows no boundaries or borders, making it a global health emergency that must be addressed with immediate and aggressive action.

USAID is working to control and prevent TB globally by scaling up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care so progress continues and millions of lives are saved.

Spotlight Event

Honoring Champions in the Global Fight against Tuberculosis - March 25, 2014

In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day 2014, USAID honored leaders and champions dedicated to creating a TB-free world. Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Global Health, with Master of Ceremonies Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” celebrated these bold leaders and more:

  • Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Representative Eliot Engel
  • Representative Kay Granger
  • Rear Admiral Kenneth Castro, M.D.

Learn more about the TB Champions and their contributions to global health.

View photos from the event.

Watch a recording of the event LiveStream.

Join the Conversation

Follow the World TB Day social media campaign, and share the message with friends and family.

  • Follow @USAIDGH and retweet the message! Don’t forget to use the #worldTBday hashtag.
  • Download our World TB Day social media toolkit [PDF, 699KB] for ideas and inspiration on how to promote TB in your community and spread the word.
  • Watch our Facebook page for updates and photos from events throughout the week.
  • Don’t know what to say? Use some of the suggested tweets below to get started.

Additional Resources

Last updated: December 19, 2016

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