World Lung Day 2021 is a strong reminder of why we are here

September 25, 2021 | News

Today we are reminded why we work hard every day. AJ Vaccines support World Lung Day to emphasise the importance of early testing and diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) to reduce the number of TB cases globally. TB is one of the communicable diseases and a major cause of ill health globally.

In fact, tuberculosis, rank among top 10 causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent (ranking even above HIV/AIDS). In 2019, about 10 million people developed TB and 1.4 million died*.

“We have learned from the COVID19 pandemic how vulnerable people with lung diseases and weakened immune systems can be. World Lung Day is a strong reminder for our committed employees to continue their efforts for a world free of serious diseases across generations”, says Jesper Helmuth Larsen, CEO AJ Vaccines.

* Global Tuberculosis Report 2020, World Health Organization