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
TB Alert’s programmes help prevent delays in diagnosis, and support treatment completion by raising awareness about the risks and symptoms of TB, the rights people have to treatment and the dangers of not completing treatment. By talking about the illness, and empowering people affected by TB to share their stories, our programmes challenge stigma and overcome misconceptions.
We also raise awareness of TB among health professionals, to help prevent delays in diagnosis that may occur after people reach primary care. TB Alert is committed to training and development – including specific TB training for our civil society partners - so that our awareness raising and advocacy work is informed by sound TB knowledge.
TB Alert aids treatment completion by providing practical and emotional support for patients throughout the long, and often difficult, treatment for TB. We also advocate for improved TB medications, improved health systems, and sufficient and consistent funding for TB care and control. We extend the scope and impact of our advocacy work by working in partnership with key organisations such as the Stop TB Partnership, TB Europe Coalition, UK Coalition to Stop TB and All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB.
We know that TB Alert’s work saves lives: our programmes are shaped by continuous monitoring and evaluation to ensure that they have the greatest impact in diverse settings and to demonstrate their effectiveness to others. We promote the adoption of a social model of health across national and international TB programmes, sharing our learning and increasing the influence of our life-saving work.
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