Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the TB epidemic at grassroots level.
This year our awareness Campaign for World TB Day started at Virudhunagar Railway Station. Banners were displayed in front of the station. A group of volunteers handed out notices and flyers in front of the station as well as on the platforms and passing trains.
Touring the city
Next, the exhibition was moved to Virudhunagar city center. Banners had been fixed on our car so that while travelling between the railway station and the town center, they were visible to by-passers. The car also travelled slowly and stopped frequently to enable volunteers to distribute notices to pedestrians and have a chat with them.
Overall, people responded very well to the campaign. People where keen to take away fliers and the banners were closely studied by the passers-by.flyers answered questions such as: ''What are the symptoms of TB?'', ''How to get diagnosed and treated?'', and ''How can Rainbow TB Forum help patients cope with TB and its consequences.''
Overall, people responded very well to the campaign. People where keen to take away fliers, and the banners were closely studied by the passers-by.
Project duration: 2018