Lighting up for World TB Day

World TB Day is held on 24 March of each year to commemorate the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced the discovery of the cause of TB. At the time of Koch’s announcement in Berlin, TB was rampant throughout Europe and the Americas – killing 1 person in every 4. Koch’s discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

This year  local TB awareness raising events were held across the South and a number of TB partners joined the international  campaign ‘Light up the World for TB. Three building across the South were lit in red including the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the Curve Building in Slough and the Christchurch Pedestrian Bridge in Reading.

Lighting up for TB


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