World TB Day 2016

On March 24, 1882, Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of the TB bacillus. One hundred years later, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (IUATLD) celebrated the 100th anniversary of this landmark in the fight against TB, establishing March 24th as an annual opportunity to call attention to the devastation TB still causes, and the commitment it will take to end TB.


This postcard was created for and distributed during the 2016 World TB Day San Francisco End TB Walk to educate the community about TB risks.  A folded card is also available to download and distribute. (Make sure to print on both sides of the paper and use “actual size” under the page sizing & handling section).

San Francisco

March 23rd: San Francisco Department of Public Health TB Control Program Open House –  1-4PM.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health TB Control program would like to invite you to World TB Day 2016!  We will be hosting an open house at our program site at SF General Hospital, Building 90, Ward 94 on March 23rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

There will be a chance to meet our program staff, learn about directly observed therapy, hear about the new California risk assessment tool, tour our clinic space, and more!  We are also excited to be joined by our partners at the Curry International Tuberculosis Center.  Come learn about the comprehensive training products, educational materials, and resources that they have to offer.

We look forward to having our community partners join us in raising TB awareness and please forward on to any that might be interested.

Cai Zhang
Administrative Assistant, Tuberculosis Clinic, Disease Prevention and Control, Department of Public Health

Santa Clara

March 24: Santa Clara County TB Update 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

“Santa Clara County TB Update” and
“Latent TB Infection Diagnosis and Treatment”
Tara Perti, MD, MPH
Assistant Public Health Officer / Tuberculosis Controller
Santa Clara County Public Health Department

”Global TB and the Power of Advocacy”
Bruce Preville, RESULTS Silicon Valley
749 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122
Lunch will be provided!  RSVP to Sravana Vellaturi at Breathe California of the Bay Area


March 25: Walk with a TB Survivor Advocate to Raise Awareness about TB and Knowing Your Risk for TB.
We are walking up Market Street, starting at 4PM at the Ferry Building, ending at 5PM in front of City Hall. We are simply going to take a walk up Market Street to raise awareness that TB is still a challenge in California and that it is important to Know Your Risk.  Please walk with us if you are in the area. Contact Judith, jthigpen (a)

Walking with a TB patient- World TB Day

I Don't want M TV- World TB Day walk


You can watch another TB Survivor Advocate at minute 1:49-2:05 tell his story to the U.S.A.I.D. World TB Day Gathering (3/17/16) last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of TB Elimination invites all to participate in these strategies to raise awareness:
World TB Day Thunderclap:
Thunderclap is a tool that lets a message be heard when we say it together. Think of it as an “online flash mob.” Join CDC’s World TB Day Thunderclap, and share the End TB message March 24th at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT, spreading an idea through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr that cannot be ignored.

We need 100 supporters for the Thunderclap to take effect, so please visit before March 24 to sign up and learn more. Please share the information widely with your partners and help us promote the Thunderclap on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

  • Join the #WorldTBDay @ThunderclapIt – add YOUR voice to #EndTB!
  • Unite to #EndTB by joining the #WorldTBDay @ThunderclapIt!
  • Raise your social media voice to #EndTB! Join CDC @ThunderclapIt.
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