World Tuberculosis Day 2022 – “Invest to End TB. Save Lives.”
World Tuberculosis Day 2022 – “Invest to End TB. Save Lives”
On the 24th of March, countries, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership, NGOs, health activists and other stakeholders around the world will mark World Tuberculosis Day – an annual event where organizations raise public awareness and highlight the progress made, as well as challenges in the global fight against this devastating infectious disease.
The theme for this year’s World TB day campaign is “Invest to End TB. Save Lives”.
TB is a highly infectious disease that is usually caused by bacteria known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. It affects the lungs and can be spread between people through coughing and sneezing. According to the WHO, an estimated 10 million people get infected with TB every year out of which 1.5 million die, making it the top infectious disease killer in the world. Most TB cases occur in low-and middle-income countries with 50 percent of all cases being found in only 8 countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and South Africa.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 includes a target to end TB by 2030. To achieve this goal, organizations, NGOs, manufacturers and suppliers of TB diagnostics and health products, health activists, people affected by the disease and other relevant bodies must all work together to raise resource and invest in testing and treating the disease.
Unimed’s Contribution to the Fight Against TB
The procurement and supply of health products and medical equipment to help screen, diagnose and treat TB is a key component in the fight against TB. As a global supplier of lab and other health products, Unimed is well equipped to procure quality lab equipment and TB-related health products on behalf of our clients. We continuously work on expanding our product list and are able to provide a bespoke service, due to our wide network and good relationships with reliable suppliers. Unimed has experience in delivering life-saving products in low-and middle-income countries.
This 24th March, Unimed will be closely following the WHO’s virtual talk show which will be hosted from 12:30 - 15:00 CET. Discussions will include how tuberculosis is treated, investing in medical procurement standards and resources, as well as commitments made by world leaders. You can join in too and interactively learn more about fighting tuberculosis by clicking here.