PITBUL project announced on World TB Day 2018

March 24, 2018 – Each year WHO commemorates World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

Despite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4500 lives every day. The emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a major health security threat and could risk gains made in the fight against TB.

The PITBUL project announcement and website launch on this year’s World TB Day marks our team’s support for the efforts of the WHO and all organizations helping to raise awareness about TB. PITBUL has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 768889.

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World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.