World TB Day 2014 Global Events

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan celebrates World TB Day 2014

MoU signing ceremony at McDonald Lahore

National Seminar on Tuberculosis

Quiz Competition at McDonald

Symbolic Walk

Kempinski Hotels Promote World TB Day 2014

Summary of Kempinski World TB Day 2014 activities

Kempinski World TB Day 2014 Drawing Contest

Images of Kempinski Hotels Promoting World TB Day 2014

Map of World TB Day Activities

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CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: "Multidrug-resistant TB: Tools for tackling a new face of an old foe"

Tuesday, 18 March
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Global Communications Centre (Building 19), Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium, Roybal Campus
Atlanta, USA

Join the webcast and join in the discussion of how more patients can benefit from advances in diagnostic and treatment options, resulting in an overall reduction in morbidity from MDR TB. This session of Grand Rounds will also explore the role of CDC, WHO and other partners in combating this public health epidemic. More details here.

WHO World TB Day Press Briefing on Expand-TB

Thursday, 20 March
11:00am - 12:00pm (by invitation only)
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

In the lead up to World TB Day, the press briefing will report on the results of the EXPAND-TB project, with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), UNITAID, FIND and GDF. The EXPAND-TB (Expanding Access to New Diagnostics for TB) project was initiated in 2009 to accelerate access to diagnostics for patients at risk of MDR-TB in 27 low- and middle-income countries. The project is funded by UNITAID and is collaboration between WHO, the Stop TB Partnership's Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) and Global Drug Facility (GDF), and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). The overall goal of the five-year project is to improve capacity to diagnose MDR-TB in upgraded laboratory services, in order to help eliminate the huge diagnostic gap in addressing MDR-TB.

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: how is Europe responding to the challenges?

Thursday, 20 March
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Representation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Brussels

Join us at this lunch debate to discuss: - the rising incidence of MDR-TB in the European region - the need for more effective treatments, new vaccines and better diagnostics - what needs to be done at European level. The event will see the launch of a research report on MDR-TB written by Peter O'Donnell, European Voice's associate editor. Register online here.

2nd Annual New York City World TB Day Walk & Rally: "One World, Zero TB"

Saturday, 22 March
Union Square to Washington Square Park, Manhattan

New York, USA

Tuberculosis is still one of the deadliest diseases in NYC and around the world. Worldwide, three people die from TB every minute. We need your help to raise TB awareness and advocacy. Please join us on March 22, 2014 for the 2nd Annual New York City TB Walk and Rally-Saturday, March 22, 2014. Meet us at the SE corner of Union Square at 9:30AM for a fun and energizing walk down to Washington Square Park and into Judson Memorial Church, where we'll have a rally, refreshments, and fun activities for the family. Our event is FREE. Register for the walk here.

RESULTS UK commemorates TB in the UK

Tuesday, 24 March
9:30am - 20:00pm
London, United Kingdom

Engage with our MPs about TB, using TB in the UK as the key to encourage them to take part in issues relating to the global TB epidemic. Ask MPs to add their names to our World TB Day statement ahead of March 24th and to write press releases and use their social media to raise the profile of TB. The World TB Day statement has already been signed by 72 UK MPs and Peers and by Parliamentarians from seven of the eight G8 nations. Use this opportunity to build a new group of parliamentary champions on the path to becoming committed advocates for TB, both in relation to the disease in the UK and all around the world. Please see here for more details.

ToBe Continued

All day, 24 March
A global event

ToBe Continued is an original concert lasting 24 hours (from 00.00 hours to the midnight of 24 March 24), during which musicians from many parts of the world will connect to this website and broadcast live their concerts. During this un-interrupted 24 hour marathon each musician has at their disposal a 30-minute window. Anybody can listen to ToBe Continued - as long as an internet connection is available, by hitting the PLAY button above (now disabled). This year's project also includes several public listening points (bars, libraries, cultural centers, art galleries, shops, all listed on the website) that will broadcast the concert. The event has been made possible with thanks to a generous contribution by the Eli Lilly MDR-RB Partnership.

A SADC Ministerial Summit: Regional Response to TB in the Mining Industry

Wednesday, 25 March
9:00am - 4:30pm
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Ministerial Symposium will highlight progress made by Lesotho, South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland in developing a regional response to TB in the mining sector following the SADC Declaration on TB in the mines. Hosted by the Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, the summit will also provide analytic evidence of the economic costs and benefits of investment on TB in the mines while engaging key stakeholders to commit resources to address gains in the current response.

UCL/LSHTM World TB Day: Reach the 3 million - a full day of talks from UCL and LSHTM academics and experts

Tuesday, 24 March
9:00am - 5:00pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre
LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's TB Centre along with UCL and its Grand Challenges for Global Health program are marking this year's World TB day with an event around the theme of reaching 3 million people a year who get sick with TB but are usually missed by healthcare systems.

Join us for a full day of talks from UCL and LSHTM academics as well as other experts in the field around some of the leading issues and research in TB.

Please register here.

Provisional agenda here.

Honoring Champions in the Global Fight Against Tuberculosis

Tuesday, 25 March
6:00pm - 8:00pm (by invitation only)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington, DC 20001

In recognition of World TB Day 2014, Dr Ariel Pablos-Mendez, USAID's Assistant Administrator for Global Health will honor champions dedicated to creating a TB-free world.

Free State Province World TB Day Commemorative Activities

Wednesday, 19 March and Monday, 24 March
Bloemfontein, South Africa

Planned activities for 2014 World TB Day Commemoration include:

  • The Awareness Walk against the use of other substances as TB treatment to be held on the 19TH March 2014 from Bophelo House to end at Central Park in Bloemfontein.
  • Media Conference on the 24 March 2014 with the MEC at Bophelo House (communicating TB screening results of Theunissen and findings of fact finding activity) to end with health education at Bloemfontein Long Distance Taxi Rank and
  • All districts except Mangaung Metro, are requested to conduct TB Awareness Walks (in commemoration of TB Day).