it infects 1/3 of the world's population.
Right on the heels of World Water Day is World Tuberculosis Day. This disease kills more than 2 million people each year around the world, and can be prevented. Use today (and tomorrow) to learn about the disease and why it claims so many victims in other parts of the world. Take a minute to send a message to world leaders to increase the amount of attention paid to TB. Then, support programs near and far that are working to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. A little time learning and a little time acting will save lives.
(from Cool People Care's 5 Minutes of Caring)