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Aiming for zero

A new report on health in the post millennium development goals era has set bold new targets for TB: zero new TB infections, zero TB deaths, zero TB suffering and zero TB stigma and discrimination.

The report, Health in the Post-2015 Agenda, from the Global Thematic Consultation on Health, summarises the views of United Nations, nongovernmental and government agencies and recommends that the post-2015 health agenda should:
  • Include specific health-related targets as part of other development sector goals
  • Take a holistic, life-course approach to people’s health with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention
  • Accelerate progress where MDG targets have not been achieved and set more ambitious targets for the period to come
  • Address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, mental illness, and other emerging health challenges

Read the full report on the World We Want website.

  • 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

  • We cannot win the battle against AIDS if we do not also fight TB. TB is too often a death sentence for people with AIDS. It does not have to be this way. We have known how to cure TB for more than 50 years. What we have lacked is the will and the resources to quickly diagnose people with TB and get them the treatment they need. Nelson Mandela

  • I am very impressed by the work done by TB Alert, that is why I wanted to spread the message...I am one of those that did think that TB had been eradicated...and suddenly it is back in a very big way! Baroness Joan Bakewell, explaining why she supports TB Alert

  • TB is the child of poverty – and also its parent and provider. TB Alert's Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • TB Alert are passionate in their work to stamp out TB in the UK and alleviate the problems of people with TB. Alan Higgins, Director of Public Health, Oldham

  • TB Alert allowed me to regain a purpose to live. People who listened, understood and never judged. I am now proud to be part of the team which is able to offer peer support to others. Steve, TB Action Group member

  • TB Alert UK respects partnership work. Chennupati Vidya, President  of TB Alert partner, VMM