It’s Time to End TB!
Held under the theme “Its Time for a World Without TB – Know Your Status” in Malawi, the World TB Day is commemorated on 24 March annually.
Activities to mark this day took place on the 26th of March 2019 at Katoto Secondary School ground in Traditional Authority Nthwalo in Mzuzu City, Mzimba district.
DAPP Malawi joined the government of Malawi through the Ministry of Health and Population Services and the international community in commemorating this day.
The event was graced by the Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Population Services Dr Charles Mwansambo who called on different stakeholders at all levels to unite in the fight against Tuberculosis.
“TB fight is for everyone, we need to join hands in this fight, the young, the elderly, students, teachers, let’s call for everyone to join. We should borrow a leaf from NGOs (Non- Governmental Organisations) that work in rural communities to ensure that those with TB signs and symptoms get tested and access treatment. Let us encourage people who experience continued coughing to go for TB status to know their status,” said Dr Mwansambo.
Activities during the event included a big walk, music and traditional dance performances, dramas and testimonies from TB survivors among others.
Best performers in the fight against TB were recognised, awarded and received trophies to mark their achievements. These included the top three performing district, top three community volunteers’ groups within Mzimba district and top three health reporting journalists in the country.