World Tuberculosis Day | The Daily Star
  • TB is not only a disease of the lungs

    Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and

  • Targets to eliminate TB within a generation

    A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority

  • Challenging TB in Bangladesh

    Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

  • World Tuberculosis Day Today: Not all upazilas have screening facilities

    Although tuberculosis (TB) infections have been a concern for Bangladesh for quite a long time, screening facilities are still not available in every upazila.

  • We Can End TB

    We Can End TB

    Nine year old Sabbir was ill. For several weeks he complained of chest pain and had a bad cough, sometimes coughing blood. His

  • New recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

    New recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB.

  • Facts about XDR-TB

    Facts about XDR-TB

    XDR-TB, an abbreviation for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), is a form of TB which is resistant to at least four of the core

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