World Tuberculosis Day - March 24th

Materials from past WTBD events below.

On March 24, 1882, Dr. Robert Koch discovered the TB bacillus. In 1982,  the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease celebrated the 100th anniversary of his discovery, establishing March 24 as World TB Day, to call attention to the ongoing global challenge of TB and what it will take to eliminate TB.

Light up the Red!

On March 24th, landmarks around the world light up red to commemorate World TB Day. San Francisco City Hall lit up in support of TB care and prevention once again in 2021. Thank you!