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2019 Publicity Campaign of World Tuberculosis Day was Carried out in Beijing
From:Beijing Municipal Health Commission
Date:04/01/2019

March 24, 2019 is the 24th World Tuberculosis Day. The theme of this year is "to carry out the campaign on eliminating tuberculosis and build a healthy China." On March 22nd, guided by the Beijing Municipal Health Commission and the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, the Beijing Research Institute for Tuberculosis Control and the Beijing Anti-Tuberculosis Association jointly hosted the event of 24th World Tuberculosis Day in the Jinsong Vocational High School (Changying Campus) in Beijing with a theme of Preventing Tuberculosis and Creating Healthy Campus. Xia Gang, Deputy Director of the National Health Commission, and Liu Zejun, Deputy Inspector of the Municipal Health Commission, attended the event to present the banner for the “Beijing Health Promotion Group for Tuberculosis Prevention”.
Liu Qinghua, Director of the Department of Disease Control and Prevention of the Municipal Health Commission, reported on the progress of tuberculosis prevention and treatment in Beijing. Tuberculosis control was strengthened in Beijing and comprehensive health education on tuberculosis prevention was carried out in various forms. Therefore, the situation of tuberculosis remains stable and the number of cases remains low. From 2011 to 2018, the reported annual incidence of tuberculosis decreased by an average of 4.3% per year. In 2018, the reported incidence of tuberculosis in this city was 30.4/100,000, which is lower than the national average.
At the event, Liu Zejun, Deputy Inspector of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, called on the government, professional organizations, social organizations and other parties to gather wisdom and work together to realize the vision of “eliminating tuberculosis”. In the speech of the event, Deputy Director Xia Gang of the Department of Disease Control of the National Health Commission affirmed the achievements in the prevention and control of tuberculosis in Beijing, and put forward requirements and hopes for the relative institutions.