EUL Students have raised Awareness with Information Posters and Banners
European University of Lefke (EUL) Vocational School of Health Sciences organized “Awareness for Tuberculosis” event on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day.
Ekenoğlu: EUL Students have created Awareness Chamber in order to raise awareness and share information
Giving information about the event, Academician of Vocational School of Health Sciences Assist. Prof. Dr. Yağmur Ekenoğlu said that “World Health Organization (WHO) determined the theme of World Tuberculosis Day as ‘It’s TIME’”. She also said that students of EUL Vocational School of Health Sciences have created Awareness Chamber in order to raise awareness and share information and they have raised awareness with information posters and banners stating “It’s TIME”.
Pointing out that students were informed verbally on the campus and with information leaflets, Ekenoğlu emphasized that students tried to create awareness by drawing attention with their information posters and banners. She also said that within the scope of the activity, the students were informed about the tuberculosis disease, the way of transmission, the symptoms of the disease and the ways of prevention in Turkish and English.
Ekenoğlu: Endeavors such as informing, getting informed and raising awareness are very important in the fight against tuberculosis.
Ekenoğlu described tuberculosis as a bacterial disease which is caused by the bacteria named “Mycobacterium tuberculosis” and said that “Tuberculosis was discovered on March 24, 1882 by M.tuberculosis Robert Koch, and has been referred to as “March 24th World Tuberculosis Day” since 1996 with the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO)”. Ekenoğlu also underlined that endeavors such as informing, getting informed and raising awareness are very important in the fight against tuberculosis.
Ekenoğlu: If early and appropriate treatment is initiated, patients can be cured permanently.
Ekenoğlu said that “Tuberculosis throughout the world is one of the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide” and added that according to the data of WHO approximately 8.4 million new cases are seen each year, and 1.5 to 2 million people die annually due to tuberculosis. She further continued that “According to WHO, one third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis and one in ten infected people develop active disease” and stated that if the tuberculosis bacteria became active in the body, then it turns into disease. Ekenoğlu finally said that tuberculosis can infect all organs, especially the lungs, and can be lethal if left untreated or if treated inadequately and added that “If early and appropriate treatment is initiated, patients can be cured permanently”.