Today is World TB Day, a special event marked each year around the world to raise awareness of this killer disease. Tuberculosis kills many people each year in Nepal, though the toll has decreased since Nepal's government introduced measures to improve TB control in 1996, when TB was responsible for the deaths of more than 20,000 people. It is estimated that around half of Nepal's population carries TB. Nepal has around a thousand TB treatment centres and three thousand TB sub-centres, and thousands of people take TB medication. Since 1996 tens of thousands of women community health volunteers have been trained in TB control. INF's main TB clinic in Nepalgunj had 32,935 visits in the year to July 2010. Please click here to help INF help people with TB and other disabling conditions.