March 22, 2024

Marking the World Tuberculosis Day – March 24, 2024

The Red Cross of the Republic of North Macedonia, in accordance with the recommendations of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, joined the marking of March 24 – the World Day against Tuberculosis (TB) under the motto: “Yes! we can end TB”. In this way, we want to raise public awareness on the importance of general health, the social and economic impact of tuberculosis (TB) and to encourage the acceleration of efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

Every day, over 4,000 people die from TB and nearly 30,000 people fall ill from this preventable and curable disease. Tuberculosis mostly affects adults in their prime years. However, all age groups are at risk.

The Red Cross branches and the City Red Cross of Skopje will organize an educational workshops for different target groups and will share posters and posts on social media about the importance of timely prevention and early diagnosis of tuberculosis.

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