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.
Български младежки Червен кръст / Bulgarian Red Cross Youth traditionally celebrated February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day across the country as part of the National NO AIDS Campaign. Volunteer initiative has always been encouraged over the years in the implementation of diverse, interesting and useful initiatives for young people.
AIDS AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS “A core principle of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and of the AIDS response, is that no one should be left behind. The AIDS epidemic cannot be ended without the needs of people living with and affected by HIV, and the determinants of health and vulnerability, being addressed”.
TB research and development ⏺The SDG and End TB Strategy targets set for 2030 cannot be met without intensified research and development. Technological breakthroughs are needed by 2025, so that the annual decline in the global TB incidence rate can be accelerated to an average of 17% per year.
On December 4 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies organized videoconference on ITAR TASS media service in Moscow with participation of UNAIDS, National Societies of Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and representatives of HIV service organizations.
Sanitary and educational events dedicated to December 1 were organized throughout Uzbekistan, where staff of regional organizations and departments of the Uzbekistan Red Crescent Society and more than 2 thousand people took part including school students, students, and community activists.
RCSK volunteers informed the population about HIV prevention throughout the country by assisting to the Republican AIDS Center. Like every year, volunteers hold information sessions at universities, colleges and schools. On December 1 large-scale events were held: information sessions, sport events, drawing competitions.
„HIV is no longer a death sentence; Test yourself for HIV regularly; The hug doesn’t kill, the stigma – yes; HIV therapy works; You do not transmit the virus if you are in therapy; Together we can fight the virus and the stigma; Share our messages with your friends!” – these messages were made by…