World TB Day 2013 Global Events

4-22 March: They go to die film screenings


They go to die tells the story of TB and mining in Southern Africa through the lives of four former miners.

For details of the UK-wide tour visit

18 March: WHO World TB Day press briefing


19 PAHO Commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day 2013

"Stop TB in our lifetime - A shared commitment"/"Terminemos con la tuberculosis durante nuestra generación - Es un compromise de todos".

PAHO, Washington


Livestreaming: English Spanish

Instructions for Participants: English Video (6 mins)

Contact: Maggie Clay:

20 March: Photo Exhibition: Faces of TB

European Parliament, Brussels

Organized by WHO Europe and the European Parliament Working Group

Under the patronage of Ms Glenis Willmott MEP, member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Parliament Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty-Related Diseases will host a photo exhibition at the European Parliament. Faces of TB will open on 20 March 2013 at 18:30, with keynote speeches and a reception.


20 March: Briefing for Members of Parliament on TB and mining


Organized by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis

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20-21 March: House and Senate briefings on TB

Washington D.C

House Briefing: 20 March

Senate Briefing: 21 March from 11:00 to 12:30 at the Capitol Visitor Center

21 March: High level panel on building momentum towards ending the TB/HIV co-epidemic in SADC countries


Convened by the Ministries of Health of Swaziland and South Africa and the Stop TB Partnership.

21 March: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Award Ceremony and Luncheon

12:30 to 14:30

The award ceremony will honour USAID’s leadership in the global fight against tuberculosis

The following speakers will give remarks:

Dr Peter Gondrie, Executive Director, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Dr Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID

Dr Sharon Stash, Deputy Director for Global Health at CSIS

23 March: New York City World TB Day March

9:30AM - 1:00PM

Join New York’s first annual walk to inform, educate, and unite the anti-TB community. This event will include:

- An awareness-raising walk

- An educational rally with diverse speakers

- Materials and resources on TB, healthcare access and more

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25-27 March: Third Global Forum on TB Vaccines

Cape Town, South Africa

The forum will convene several hundred scientists, politicians, policy makers, advocates and others, with a special interest in the development of new TB vaccines for the future.

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25 March: University College London World TB Day event

Royal Free Hospital, London

UCL marks this year’s World TB Day with an event run in conjunction with The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Speakers will present their articles from the Lancet Infectious Diseases Special volume on TB edited by Dr Marco Schito (of NIH and the Henry Jackson Foundation) and Professor Ali Zumla, (of UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology).

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