Namibia marks World Tuberculosis Day

Namibia marks World Tuberculosis Day

TODAY is World Tuberculosis Day and a number of activities have been arranged countrywide to mark the occasion.

This year’s World TB Day’s theme is ‘Every breath counts. Stop TB now’.In the Khomas Region, a newsletter highlighting issues related to TB and HIV-AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections will be launched as part of the activities.Worldwide, TB continues to kill approximately two million people each year.It is envisaged that the World TB Day (WTBD) can play a crucial role in increasing the awareness on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of TB, and the importance of effective TB control.It also has the potential to significantly increase case detection rates through education and social mobilisation.Activities to mark the day will take place at the Khomas Regional Council Office, at the TB Hospital, Oshatotwa Community Centre, Soweto Market and at the Maxuilili Centre and in Babylon.Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Richard Kamwi, will address the Khomas Regional Council Office gathering, while Namibian boxer Rambo Hantindi will be the key speaker at the TB Hospital.Namibian sprint star Frank Fredericks will be the main speaker at the Soweto Market; Hakahana Councillor and Swapo MP in the National Council, Kaptein Erasmus Hendjala, will speak at the Maxuilili Centre and Babylon.Stop TB now’.In the Khomas Region, a newsletter highlighting issues related to TB and HIV-AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections will be launched as part of the activities.Worldwide, TB continues to kill approximately two million people each year.It is envisaged that the World TB Day (WTBD) can play a crucial role in increasing the awareness on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of TB, and the importance of effective TB control.It also has the potential to significantly increase case detection rates through education and social mobilisation.Activities to mark the day will take place at the Khomas Regional Council Office, at the TB Hospital, Oshatotwa Community Centre, Soweto Market and at the Maxuilili Centre and in Babylon.Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Richard Kamwi, will address the Khomas Regional Council Office gathering, while Namibian boxer Rambo Hantindi will be the key speaker at the TB Hospital.Namibian sprint star Frank Fredericks will be the main speaker at the Soweto Market; Hakahana Councillor and Swapo MP in the National Council, Kaptein Erasmus Hendjala, will speak at the Maxuilili Centre and Babylon.

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