'Run 4 TB': Indonesia Commemorates World TB Day

'Run 4 TB': Indonesia Commemorates World TB Day

{Photo credit: KNCV/TB CARE I}Photo credit: KNCV/TB CARE I

TB CARE I Indonesia, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Indonesia’s National TB Program (NTP) organized a mass-mobilization World TB Day event on March 24, 2013, called "Run 4 TB".

This 5K race drew thousands of runners, bikers, walkers, and observers.

(Photo credits: KNCV/TB CARE I)

In addition to co-funding the event, TB CARE I disseminated health information on TB and managed booths where participants could learn about TB and collect information on disease prevention and control.

Local radio stations and newspapers provided media coverage of the day’s activities, including a speech by Indonesia’s Minister of Social Welfare.

Read more about the "Run 4 TB" event on the Ministry of Health's website.

Andrew Marsen is a principal technical advisor for TB CARE I Indonesia at MSH.

TB CARE I is a five-year, USAID-funded program, led by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in partnership with the American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and the World Health Organization (WHO). MSH operates TB CARE I programs in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Zambia, and is the lead partner in Afghanistan, Ghana, and South Sudan.