Title : POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATIVE OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATION
Stamp Serial#
1324 
KPC#
C-984 
MICHEL#
1349 
StanGib#
1593 
Scott#
1354 
Date of Issue
11/06/1983 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
A Tree standing for the Healthy Lungs 
Designer
Hong, Hye-yeon 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
November 6, 1983 marks the 30th anniversary of the Korean National Tuberculosis Associstion, the well-known civic organization established to control tuberculosis in Korea.

Established at the time when the disease was still prevalent but the government was unable to fight a nation-wide battle against it, the KNTA made a great contribution toward controlling it by staging various anti-tuberculosis programs, such as enlightening the public on the disease, finding and treating its sufferers and training workers for the programs.

Since the late 1960's, when the government began its anti-tuberculosis work on a large-scale, the organization has been working in close cooperation with the government. All these programs have combined to lower the percentage of the infected people to a considerable degree, but figures still indicate that the situation is not completely satisfactory. Moreover, the present tendency for people to pay less attention to tuberculosis, probably because newer and better drugs are constantly being developed and manupactured, is to be deplored. It is a tendency to be reversed, for it may bring about an increase of the number of tuberculosis patients.

The Ministry of Communications issues this commemorative postage stamp in recognition of the good health service the Korean National Tuberculosis Association has rendered to the nation for the past 30 years, and also in hopes of arousing afresh the national attention to the potentially serious health problem of tuberculosis.