Do you know Why is March 24th observed as World TB Day because Tuberculosis, or TB is a disease that affects nearly one and half million people each year. Yet, they can all be cured if the disease I detected early and treated- and this is possible today because of the work of one man-Dr.Robert Koch. In 1882, when TB was raging through Europe and America, Dr.koch discovered the cause of TB-the TB bacillus. His discovery opened the way for the testing, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of tuberculosis.
It marked a turning point in the story of infectious human diseases, and March 24th is celebrated as World Tb Day as a tribute to dr.Koch, for it was on this day that he announced his discovery. This day is promoted by WHO.