Item 779 - Message by President Nelson Mandela on the occasion of World TB Day, 24 March 1996

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Message by President Nelson Mandela on the occasion of World TB Day, 24 March 1996


  • 1996-03-22 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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World TB Day ; The message was issued on 22 March 1996 to commemorate World T B Day, 24 March

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Tuberculosis is an increasing world wide problem and is one of the major health challenges in South Africa. TB has been the scourge of our South African society for too long. All efforts should be mustered to contain and eradicate this disease.

World TB Day which falls on March 24 each year serves to remind us that the TB epidemic is still out of control in many parts of the world.

I wish to commend the efforts of the TB Alliance.

May this commemorative day be an eye opener to every one.

Nelson Mandela
President of the Republic of South Africa.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 18/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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