World TB Day 2022

Invest to End TB

Every year, there is an estimated 9 million new tuberculosis (TB cases) worldwide, but consistently over 3 million cases are either not diagnosed, not treated, or are diagnosed and not registered by national TB control programmes. World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.  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.


The Covid 19 pandemic has exacerbated vulnerabilities and exposing structural fragilities and inequalities in the global health systems. It has also brought home the importance of basic public health, and strong health systems and emergency preparedness in the quest to END TB and achieving universal health coverage (UHC).


For World TB Day 2022, we are calling on all partners and state actors to continue to call for a global effort to Invest to End TB and continue their commitment to find, treat and cure all people with TB and accelerate progress towards the bold goal of ending TB by 2035.

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It is #IWDay, 2022 themed “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” We believe that, in order to forge a gender equal world, we must recognize and celebrate women’s achievements in all fields and at all levels while at the same time calling out gender inequities. #Amref4GenderEquality #BreakTheBias

Women form the foundation for both family, community, national and regional development. We need to #BreakTheBias by creating an enabling environment for them to thrive #Amref4GenderEquality #BreakTheBias

Breaking the bias is a key ingredient to achieving gender equality at all levels of human engagement. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Through concerted efforts, we must end harmful and retrogressive cultural norms and practices such as FGM/C and Child Marriages that have for a long-time hindered women in reaching their full potential and growth. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

The role of women can’t be over emphasized, especially during the #COVID-19 pandemic. They have been on the frontline, protecting families and communities from the overwhelming effects of the pandemic. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

IWD2022, offers a great opportunity to rethink gender biased policies that have always locked out women from decision making platforms #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Friendly and gender sensitive work spaces, offer ideal environments for women to do their work positively to help realize great organizational results. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Men should be sensitized and educated on the need to support women at the family level. The equality expressed at the family level, transcends to other spheres at the community and national levels. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Traditionally, women were seen and viewed as inferior. This is wrong, women are the most powerful creatures to have ever lived on this planet. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Institutions and other recruitment bodies should offer equal opportunities to both men and women. This will help #BreakTheBias and reduce the dependency ratio, as initially witnessed in the community #Amref4GenderEquality

Education is the greatest weapon and gift to any woman. Allowing women pursue Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related programs is key for it allows them to compete favorably on global platforms. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Women voices should be known and heard especially on matters, sexual reproductive health. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women, subjecting them to gender based violence and other forms of abuse. We must stand together to protect the women. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

African governments, through respective authorities should develop structures that allow women to seek support and guidance. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Women rights are human rights. In the quest for gender equality, we must work to ensure that their rights are safeguarded. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Amref Health Africa has integrating gender as a cross-cutting issue in all projects, programs, and internal systems and processes as part of the organizational strategy to promote equality #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Amref Health Africa in Kenya started working to end Female Genital Cutting/ Mutilation in 2009 by rolling out the community-led alternative rite of passage (CLARP) program in Kajiado County #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Amref’s CoE has the mandate of initiating and catalyzing multi-sectoral action, collaboration and building partnerships that help accelerate FGM/C abandonment in Africa. #BreakTheBias #Amref4GenderEquality

Community champions play a key role in the fight against FGM. Here is a sample of Community Voices promoting Alternative Rite of Passage to FGM

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