We need people – people like those in TB Alert, who are focused and ambitious and care for people at grass roots in the UK, India and Africa. Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
Please note:TB Alert has had to suspend the Patient Support Fund with effect from Wednesday 12 February 2014. This is due to a combination of a sustained increase in requests for grants and the difficulty in raising funds to meet the level of need.
This has not been a decision we have taken lightly and we hope to reinstate the Fund as soon as we can. We know all too well the difference these grants make to your most vulnerable patients and to you in being able to support them, and that many patients would potentially disengage without this extra support.
We will keep this page updated over coming weeks, so please check again for further progress on this issue.
What is the Patient Support Fund?
TB Alert provides specific, small-grants under our Patient Support Fund to help vulnerable patients meet the costs associated with TB treatment, and to help them take their TB treatment regularly and in full.
Grants help patients undergoing treatment with costs such as:
- Good nutrition
- Heating and electricity
- Household items, including toiletries and kitchenware
- Essential clothing, especially warm clothing