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World TB Day

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of tuberculosis, the germ that causes tuberculosis. This year, TB Control celebrated World TB Day by developing initiatives that focus on healthcare professionals, our community partners, and the residents of South Carolina.

Healthcare Professionals

“Place It. Read It. Act!” Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Training
This hands-on training taught participants on how properly place, read and interpret tuberculin skin tests (TST). Continuing education was offered.


Lecture for Public Health & Healthcare Professionals

USC Associate Professor, Dr. Eric Brenner, lectured on Tuberculosis in the United States in the Context of World TB Day at the USC School of Medicine.


Community Partners

TB Control distributed World TB Day posters, flyers, and pamphlets, created by DHEC, to our community partners representing diabetes, HIV/AIDs, substance abuses, and other agencies representing co-morbidities of TB to distribute to their clients.


Special thanks to our community partners who contributed to our 2018 World TB Day efforts.

Trinity Behavioral Care
Marion, SC
Westview Behavioral Health Services
Newberry, SC
Piedmont Care, Inc.
Spartanburg, SC
Walmart Care Clinic
Camden, SC
The Phoenix Center of Greenville
Greenville, SC
Axis I Center of Barnwell
Barnwell, SC
Healthy U Behavioral Health/ Union County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Union, SC
Spartanburg Regional Hospital
Spartanburg, SC
Walmart Care Clinic
Columbia, SC
Phoenix Center
Greenville, SC
Lake City Community Hospital
Lake City, SC
Mary Black Health System
Gaffney, SC
Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Greenwood, SC
Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Rock Hill, SC

Community

TB Control created a poster called "Tuberculosis in African Americans" to bring awareness of the disparity of TB within the African American community.


Congratulations

Congratulations to Midlands TB Team for being recognized by the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC) for efforts in TB elimination.
Congratulations to Jannifer Johnson from the Low Country who won third place in the "I AM TB LEADER" award by Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC) for the work in TB Elimination in the state of South Carolina.