It’s time to run for health TO END TB.
March 17, 2019: at 06:00 am
Venue: Ministry of Public Health (flag pole), Nonthaburi Province
Organised by: Bureau of Tuberculosis, Department of Disease Control in collaboration with World Vision Foundation of Thailand
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria which mostly attack the lungs and develop pulmonary tuberculosis. Yet, the bacteria are capable of damaging all parts of the body.
Thailand has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) as 1 of the 14 countries with the highest infection rate, equivalent to 12 hundred thousand cases each year. Unfortunately, because only 60% of them have access to treatment, Thailand’s TB mortality rate is as high as 12,000 cases yearly, despite the fact that TB is treatable and TB is preventable.
World Vision Foundation of Thailand, Bureau of Tuberculosis, Department of Disease Control, and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) have joined hands to organise the Charity TB Run 2019, 3rd Mini Marathon: It’s time to run for health TO END TB with the following objectives:
To raise people’s awareness of the importance of keeping themselves in good health by running or walking
To raise funds to support the impoverished people suffering from TB and build understanding as well as conduct activities to promote TB prevention and control by utilising the income after deduction of expenses
To communicate with the general public, including the Thais and migrants, to ensure their knowledge and understanding and proper attitude towards TB and to build the awareness of TB prevention and control, leading to healthy behaviour change
To make known and promote the knowledge and awareness raising of TB prevention to the general public on 2019 World TB Day
For more information about application, types of races, application fees, and further details, please visit: https://www.fanaticrun.com/index.php?/activity/view/20190120230458299334/
05:40 am Warm-up
05:50 am Start 10K run
06:00 am Start 5K walk/fun run
06:10 am Start 2.4K walk/run for health
07:00 am Activities (on stage, etc.)
08:00 am Awards ceremony and event closure
(TB knowledge exhibition: 05:00 – 08:00 am)