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Staff raising awareness at Naz Project, London on World TB Day

Help raise awareness of TB on World TB Day, 24 March


World TB Day 2014 is fast approaching, on Monday 24 March, and getting involved is easy:
  • Come along to our advocacy day at Westminster. The event kicks off in Committee Room 19 at 11am with talks by a UK TB nurse, and TB activists from Malawi and India, followed by Q & A. Then we will be heading outside to see the Find and Treat mobile x-ray van between 12 and 2pm.
  • Email your MP in advance of the day and ask them to come along to the mobile x-ray van between 12 and 2! You can find your MP's details at www.theyworkforyou.com and here is a sample email you could send:
    Dear...... It’s World TB Day on 24 March, and TB remains a huge health issue both globally and in the UK. 9 million people get TB every year, and 3 million people of these are being missed by health services. That means they don’t get the treatment they need for this curable disease, leading to terrible suffering and avoidable deaths.

    And in the UK, we still have about 9,000 new cases every year among some of the most vulnerable communities. Find & Treat’s mobile x-ray van will be at Parliament on World TB Day, Monday 24 March, between midday and 2pm. Please come along to see the van and show your support for World TB Day.
    Even if you can’t make it along on the day you can play your part by signing the Global TB Caucus’s statement calling for a renewed effort to tackle TB. You can find the statement
    at http://appg-tb.org.uk/images/Global%20TB%20Caucus%20-%20World%20TB%20Day%20Statement.pdf Please contact matt.oliver@results.org.uk if you would like to sign this.
  • Tweet your MP on the day, asking them to come along to the mobile x-ray van, which will be at Parliament. Go to http://tweetminster.co.uk/mps to find their contact details and Tweet. Please Tweet:
    It’s #WorldTBDay. Millions still die from TB and it’s not under control in UK. Visit mobile x-ray van at Parliament 12-2pm.





» Our work in India
  • 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