Next week RESULTS UK will be hosting an advocacy tour with two health advocates, Joyce Kamwana from Malawi and Mamta Jacob from India! We’re all really excited for their arrival and given the disappointing outcome of the recent Global Fund Replenishment, we hope they can inspire policy and decision makers across the UK government to take more decisive action to tackle health issues and in particular TB.
Joyce has been living positively and openly with HIV for 15 years, she has contracted TB twice and survived thanks to receiving drugs provided by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. She is currently an Ambassador for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria’s, ‘Here I Am’ campaign. Mamta is a well respected HIV-TB advocate who carries out TB advocacy training programmes in India and has a very personal experience of TB. Joyce and Mamta have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact TB has on the lives of women.
During their weeklong visit to the UK, Joyce and maternal will be meeting with a variety of different stakeholders from maternal health, HIV/AIDS and malaria networks to MPs, highlighting and discussing the impact of TB on women and mothers. In addition to the continued collaboration between HIV and TB networks to tackle this dual epidemic. Further updates on these meetings next week!
As part of this advocacy tour, RESULTS UK will also be organising an opportunity for grassroots activists to meet Joyce and Mamta to hear first hand, their personal journeys with TB at an evening reception at the RESULTS UK office! The event will be on Thursday 14th October starting at 6.30pm. For more details please see the invite here and RSVP attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday the 12th October! We look forward to seeing you there!