March 24 is commemorated as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
The theme of World TB Day 2019 – ‘It’s Time’ – implies the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to scale up access to prevention & treatment, promote equitable, rights-based & people-centered TB response and promote an end to stigma & discrimination.
For World TB Day 2019, along with various activities initiated to promote TB awareness in Tibetan settlements, monasteries and schools, Department of Health, CTA in collaboration with Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) have created five animation videos on Tuberculosis in Tibetan language.
SAWBO is a university-based program which creates scientific animations that have been translated into more than 100 languages. All SAWBO animations are made freely available for educational purposes.
The main objective of creating SAWBO animation videos (in Tibetan language) is to promote awareness on Tuberculosis among Tibetan population in general with special emphasis among students and monks.
The first animation video was launched by President Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Central Tibetan Administration on 23 March 2019 at the Department of Health, CTA.
These videos will be shared to all the Tibetan settlements, health facilities, schools and monasteries.