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Tuberculosis Control Program


World TB Day Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC World TB Day website (English) 
CDC World TB Day website (Spanish)
CDC World TB Day Digital Toolkit and other resources

“CDC and its domestic and international partners, including the National TB Controllers Association, Stop TB USA, We Are TB, the TB Elimination Alliance, and the global Stop TB Partnership, are working together to eliminate this deadly disease.”

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO World TB website 
WHO World TB Day 2022 website: Invest to End TB. Save Lives

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

“TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. Each day, over 4100 people lose their lives to TB and close to 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 66 million lives since the year 2000. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress made in the fight to end TB. For the first time in over a decade, TB deaths increased in 2020.

The theme of World TB Day 2022 - ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives.’ –conveys the urgent need to invest resources to ramp up the fight against TB and achieve the commitments to end TB made by global leaders.”

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Mission

The mission of the Connecticut Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program (TB Control Program) is to interrupt and prevent transmission of TB, prevent emergence of drug-resistant TB, and reduce and prevent death, disability, illness, emotional trauma, family disruption, and social stigma caused by TB.  

 

Activities

The TB Control Program works closely with local health authorities, home care agencies, providers of medical care, the Department of Corrections, and drug treatment and other facilities following the DPH Data Security and Confidentiality Policy to assure that the TB Control Program’s mission is accomplished. Using state and federal funding, the TB Control Program provides anti-tuberculosis medications to hundreds of medical clinicians; reimburses clinicians for TB diagnostic treatment and prevention services for the uninsured; provides consultation on TB case management and screening to local health departments, prisons, convalescent/nursing homes, schools, universities, hospitals and other health care providers; and has regularly convened the Connecticut Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (CACET) to help develop state-specific guidelines for TB treatment and prevention, including the State of Connecticut Tuberculosis Elimination Plan.




This page last updated 03/10/2022.