24 March
Tuberculosis are of two types; active and latent. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • MDR TB is Multi Drug resistant tuberculosis
  • The TB is resitant to TB drugs such as isoniazid and rifampicin
  • World Tuberculosis day is celebrated every year on March 24

24 March
World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year on March 24. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Pixabay)

  • The Government of India launched a nationwide helpline number for tuberculosis disease
  • The helpline is a round-the-clock number in efforts to help the patients
  • It was launched to provide support for patient counselling and treatment support services

24 March.Paris, France
There are currently over 75 candidate COVID-19 vaccines either on the market or in development. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Tuberculosis is treatable and easily diagnosed until COVID-19 emerged as the world's biggest infectious killer
  • TB diagnosis and treatment has already declined by a total of one million people
  • People suffering with TB are three times more likely to die if infected with COVID-19

24 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Around 4,000 people get infected to tuberculosis every day. (Photo Credit: Representation Image/ Unsplash)

  • World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year on March 24 across the world
  • Since 2000, over 63 million lives have been saved from the deadly disease
  • WHO sets to diagnose and treat 40 million people with the disease by 2022

24 March
Every year, World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated on March 24. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • According to WHO, every day, around 4,000 people die from TB
  • World TB day is primarily celebrated to end the global TB epidemic, World Health Organization says
  • The World TB day 2021 theme conveys the message that the world is running out of time to counter the global epidemic