Today marks World TB day

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 12:48

This year Sri Lanka’s World Tuberculosis Day theme is 4,000 undetected – reach, treat, cure everyone.

Sri Lanka anticipates to reduce the number of TB patients to one per million by 2050.

About 9,500 TB patients were detected from Sri Lanka previous year and 24.7 percent of them are from the Colombo district, 11.3 percent from the Gampaha district and 7.1 percent from the Kandy district.

The Western Province recorded 42.7 percent of the total number of TB patients. One out of ten newly identified TB patients live within the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC).