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Press Release, World TB Day 2017

World TB Day 2017

STATEMENT BY NATIONAL TB AMBASSADOR,

EHUNABOBRIM PRAH AGYENSAIM VI,

PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF ASSIN OWIRENKYI TRADITIONAL AREA

ON THE OCCASION OF PRE-WORLD TB DAY 2017 PRESS BRIEFING

 

Director-General, Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare...

Two new drug therapies might cure every form of tuberculosis

 Tuberculosis, the world’s leading infectious killer, may have finally met its match. Two new drug therapies may be able to cure all forms of tuberculosis – even the ones most difficult to treat.

“We will have something to offer every single patient,” says Mel Spigelman, president of the TB Alliance, the organisation coordinating trials...

All over the world, 24th March is commemorated as World TB Day after the discovery of the germ that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in 1882 by Dr. Robert Koch. Since this discovery, the world has made tremendous strides in the fight against

Ghana joined the world to commemorate World TB day 2014 on 24th March 2014at the Mantse Agbonaa in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

The day has been set aside by the WHO and the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (IUATLD) to commemorate the discovery of the bacteria that spreads Tuberculosis in 1882. Many years after the discovery of the TB germ by Dr. Koch, the disease seems to be raging on therefore making it important to continue to commemorate it to send messages across to draw attention to the disease.

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