Nikki Jeffery, Director of the Brighton-based NGO Target Tuberculosis, has accepted our invitation to speak on our March conference call. We are really excited that Nikki will be joining us to talk about recent progress in the fight against TB as well as some of the challenges that are yet to be overcome. Nikki will also be telling us about a campaign developed by the UK Coalition to Stop TB which is aimed at ensuring the new UK government makes stopping TB a priority after the election.
Nikki has been at Target TB for the past 5 years, developing its TB control programmes with local partners in Africa and Asia. Their work focuses on supporting grassroots NGOs to develop effective and sustainable TB control interventions to contribute to local, national and international TB control goals. Nikki has a background in chartered accountancy and moved over to the international development sector 8 years ago as a result of a 2 year placement with Voluntary Service Overseas at a local NGO in South Africa working on a poverty-alleviation programme.
Target TB was set up in 2003 in response to the global TB emergency and works in India, Pakistan, East Timor, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
Target TB and RESULTS have worked closely together for many years and were among the founding members of the UK Coalition to Stop TB – an alliance of UK-based organisations and individuals who share a commitment to fight TB – a preventable and treatable disease that kills 1.7 million people worldwide each year.
Our March conference call will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd March at 8pm. To join the call, please contact your local group leader or the RESULTS office for more details.