Commemoration of World TB Day 2023

Posted on: March 13, 2023

IMPACT TB marked World TB Day 2023 on 24th March by holding numerous events in Nepal based on this year’s theme “Yes! We Can End TB”. The BNMT team at both central and district levels participated in various TB awareness activities including a press conference organized by the National Tuberculosis Control Center (NTCC).

At the district level, different rallies were organized in Mahottari, Banke and Makwanpur district as the public awareness campaign with banners and placards showcasing this year’s theme. In Chitwan district, our team along with local government stakeholders lighted candles in memory of people who died from TB. In Pyuthan district, fruits & hygiene kits were distributed to people with TB at Pyuthan Hospital, mothers’ group were oriented on causes, signs & symptoms, preventive measures & treatment of TB. Meanwhile, in Bardiya district, Community Health Supervisors made a solidarity video showing their commitment to end TB and the team distributed hygiene kits to the TB affected households. Similarly, our district team supported the local government in Bardiya and Pyuthan districts to interact with the journalists on TB prevention & the local plans to accelerate the TB elimination efforts. In Banke district, our team with government stakeholders performed a flash mob with TB messages, organized a rally, & distributed nutritional packages & clothes (t-shirt and trousers) to people with TB at our partner, TB Nepal’s DR TB hostel. In Morang district, our team demonstrated screening & sputum collection methods to police trainees at Koshi Province Police Training Center, Biratnagar & also distributed nutritional packages and clothes to DR-TB patients at Nepal Anti-Tuberculosis Association (NATA).

On social media, along with sharing of our field level efforts, different solidarity messages were shared among the audiences that comprised of three different videos of BNMT team cheering the slogan, a video montage of pictures showing BNMT’s work and BNMT photo competition winning picture.