World TB Day Artworks

Join in the fight against TB and be #TuberculosisWarriors

The Philippines is part of the top 20 countries with the most active tuberculosis cases, majority of which are under 15 years old and still remain undetected.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria that commonly attacks the lungs, and is spread through the air from one person to another. It is curable and treatable if proper medical treatment is received, TB continues to affect millions of people around the globe, with an annual mortality rate that is higher than HIV and malaria combined. In the Philippines alone, there are over 500 active cases of TB for every 100,000 Filipinos.

This year, Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. has set its eyes on the Filipino youth to help beat TB in the country, and turn them from targets into advocates known as #TuberculosisWarriors.

To encourage their meaningful participation in efforts to end TB, Johnson & Johnson has developed social media filters and web-based games that will allow them to learn more about TB and amplify awareness about the cause.

Young people, those with weak immune systems, and those in close contact with TB patients are particularly at risk of infection. We can all help save lives and stop the spread of the disease by knowing the symptoms, getting tested early, and raising awareness.

Early symptoms include persistent cough, fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, night sweats and chills, sudden weight loss, and chest pains. Coughing blood is a symptom of advanced TB cases. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, get tested immediately.

Become #TuberculosisWarriors and help share information about TB by using our game filters today. Just search #TuberculosisWarriors or @warriors.tb in your filter search bar and play away! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TBwarriors

1 Comments:

  1. Isa po talaga ang TB sa sakit na karamihan sa mga Pilipino ang nagkakaroon . Kaya as early as possible , pag may maexperience na symptoms ay agad2x na pumunta sa health center at magpakonsulta upang ito ay maagapan .
    Sa pamamagitan din ng pagiging isang #TuberculosisWarriors ay maipapalaganap natin Ang mahahalagang impormasyon tungkol sa TB .

    ReplyDelete

@aci_girl