The world celebrates World Tuberculosis Day every year on March 24. It is a day to commemorate achievements undertaken in curbing the disease. Its origin was discovered in the year 1882 by Dr. Robert Koch, also a scientist when he discovered TB.
In Kibera, residents had the opportunity to come together to mark this important day as they started by a procession at the DC ground around 10am walking through sections of the slums carrying banners with TB messages. As they walked through parts of the slum, Baraka za Ibrahim Band did their jig and this pulled crowds to join in the procession.
Upon arrival at the Undugu grounds, several groups showcased plays that had clear messages on TB day, while others had a chance of showcasing their acrobatics skills. The event was attended by local leaders, and some of the Non-Governmental Organiations (NGOs) that provide health care of services in Kibera, like AMREF, MSF Belgium and Center for disease control (CDC). The chief guest was the area District Officer (D.O.) Joel Mwangala.
|Kibera Hamlets showcasing their skills|
The D.O. also requested that people present help teach those who were not present on the day by passing information learned for empowerment.
|District Officer Joel Mwangala giving his speech|
|Lorna shares her experience with TB|