Tuberculosis PreventionTo mark the 24 of March, the World Tuberculosis Day, the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC), together with the Regional Inspectorate for Protection and Control of Public Health (RIPCPH), TB Medical Center and the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) organized an informational meeting with asylum seekers and refugees to discuss TB prevention.
SAR employees working closely with the asylum seekers and the refugees also participated in the discussions. RIPCPH - Sofia representative read a lecture about the causes, origins and symptoms of TB. The attendees were invited to have a free TB-test.
TB is one of the most insidious human diseases, killing 1,6 million of people yearly. The theme for World TB Day in 2009 is "I am stopping TB". It is a two-year campaign striving to encourage people worldwide play their individual role in stopping TB.