What is TB ?
• Tuberculosis (TB) is the worlds leading
• TB is most commonly caused by a
bacterial infection found in the lungs.
• TB is spread through contact with infected
What is TB
• TB is preventable, curable & treatable.
• 1 in 3 people in the world are infected.
• Many people are infected but do not display
• High rate of co-infection between HIV & TB
• Little progress in forms of treatment because the
virus keeps changing.
• 2 million people die from TB each year
• In 2003 there was a 37% detection rate & 83%
• In 2005 these rates are expected to increase to
70% detection rate & 85% cure rate
• 14 million people in Africa alone are
infected with TB.
• World Health Organization (WHO) Is trying
to raise awareness to prevent the spread
• WHO has created March 24th as world TB
day to support these initiatives.
• High risk groups are individuals that are:
Foreign born, have been in a correctional
institute, aboriginals, homeless people and
those infected with HIV.
• The Toronto Public Health Board
estimates that there are 2000 new case of
TB in Canada each year.
• Government funded agency
• High levels of credibility with the public
• Free publicity through other colleges and
• Large amount of information on TB
• Awareness and treatment trends rising
• New forms of media and communication
• Most Canadians have educational
• Other countries raising awareness
• Increasing testing in high risk categories
• Low levels of awareness about TB
• Many misconceptions
• Those infected may be unaware they have
• Fast growing rate of infection
• Highly contagious
• To raise awareness on prevention and
treatment of TB with in High School
• Educate outreach & correctional workers
on effects, causes & symptoms of TB.
• Raise awareness among the ethnic
• Raise overall awareness throughout the
• Raise awareness through the use of an
• Direct marketing through seminars for
reach workers, students, religious leaders
& Correctional workers.
• Print media: Church bulletins, posters at
customs, schools, community centers &