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
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.
your MP in advance of the day and ask them to come along to get
screened for TB at 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 go along to get screened 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 email@example.com if you would like to sign this.
- Tweet your MP on the day, asking them to get screened at 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
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.
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