Caiyuanba Yangtze River Bridge, Chongqing Grand Theatre and the wall of IF Plaza : 3 Landmarks in Chongqing light up in red for TB

1th September 2018

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Major buildings throughout The Hague lit up in red to raise awareness and show commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB), as part of a global initiative which is taking place on 26th September.

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In 2o17, the WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis (TB) in the Sustainable Development Era and approved the Moscow declaration to end Tuberculosis, underlie their commitment to ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. For this, the World Health Organisation (WHO). It encourages cities around the world to light up their landmarks in support of fighting for a world without Tuberculosis.

At 8 pm on September 26, the Qianshumen Bridge, Caiyuanba Yangtze River Bridge, Chongqing Grand Theatre and the wall of IF Plaza are lit up in red and signs are on display in order to to help raise awareness that the destructive impact of TB is having across the world as well as commemorate the UN high-level meeting on TB at UN headquarters in New York, USA.

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This campaign was sponsored by the WHO and co-hosted by the Chongqing Health and Family Planning Commission and Chongqing Health Education Office.

Worldwide, TB still presents a major health concern and stands as one of the most deadly infectious diseases, affecting both physical and mental health. It is ranked No. 2 on China's statutory report for incidence and mortality of type A and B infectious diseases, second only to the hepatitis virus.



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