Every year on March 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognize World TB Day. It was on this date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis (TB). The goal of this day is to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world as well as share successes and challenges in the fight against this disease.
Providing microscopes for the “Stop TB” initiative
Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership’s mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality diagnosis, treatment and care is available to all who need it. Stop TB operates through a secretariat hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Geneva, Switzerland and seven working groups whose role is to accelerate progress on diagnosis and treatment. As a preferred supplier for the the “Stop TB” initiative, ZEISS is working to provide microscopes, such as Primo Star iLED, specifically designed for TB detection to support this critical endeavor. Read more.
Microscopy Aboard a Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea