On Tuesday we held our March Conference Call entitled: “World TB Day: still neglected, still killing”. March the 24th 2011 marks the 29th anniversary of World TB Day. TB is a preventable and curable disease, yet it kills 1.7 million people every year. While progress has been made towards fighting TB, many challenges remain, the greatest of which is the lack of prioritisation of this global health threat from governments in the developing and developed world. If we do not address the issue now, 20 million people will die from TB in the next decade.
Our guest speaker on the call was Joel Spicer, senior strategist at the Stop TB partnership, a coalition of donors, governments and NGOs working to end TB, which is hosted in the World Health Organisation (WHO). If you were unable to join us on the call, you can now listen to the recording here. Continue reading
Posted in Global Health, Monthly actions, TB
Tagged Global Health, Global Plan to Stop TB, HIV, Joel Spicer, Poverty, Stop TB Partnership, TB, TB-HIV, World TB day
RESULTS is glad to announce that we will be having our next conference called entitled: “Wold TB Day: still neglected, still killing” on the 1st of March 2011. In light of the 29th anniversary of World TB Day taking place on the 24th of March 2011, we are asking our activists to write to their MPs to ask them to take action to ensure that the UK government puts the political priority necessary into the fight against TB and HIV. Click here to download the action materials.
World TB Day 2011 is just around the corner. March 24th 2011 is the 29th anniversary of this international day of advocacy and action. In light of this fact, and given RESULTS commitment to ending TB deaths worldwide, our March action is going to focus on TB.
Whilst the details of our regular action are being finalised, we would like to announce that we are planning a secondary action for our grassroots next month. We are inviting all of our network to come to Parliament on Thursday March 24th to lobby your constituency MPs face to face on the issue of TB.
Everyone at RESULTS UK would like to send our readers a short welcome to 2011! We hope your holidays were good, restful and invigorating, as we have a very exciting year lined up for 2011. Continue reading
24th March 2010 saw the celebration of WORLD TB DAY. The UK Coalition to Stop TB used the day to launch a new campaign ’TB: A Disease of the Past? Action Now!’ , through which the coalition aims to challenge the UK Government on the eve of a general election, to prioritise tuberculosis on the domestic and global health agendas and take the lead in the international response to fight TB.
Posted in News, TB
Tagged BBC, BBC Focus on Africa, David Brunetti, Lucy Chesire, MDGs, Number 10, RESULTS, TB, Tuberculosis, UK Coalition to Stop TB, UK Government, World TB day
Today is World TB day, a date that marks the announcement, in 1882 by Dr Robert Koch, of the discovery of the TB bacillus which causes Tuberculosis.
There has been impressive UK media coverage throughout the day, drawing public attention to the global epidemic of TB and the efforts to eliminate the disease. Below are links to a number of the UK articles marking World TB day. Do get commenting on these items to make sure as much coverage as possible is generated!
Posted in News, TB
Tagged APPG on Global Tuberculosis, Baroness Masham, BBC Focus on Africa, British Medical Journal, Financial Times, Guardian, Lucy Chesire, RESULTS, Sarah Boseley, TB, Tuberculosis, UK Coalition to Stop TB, UK media, World TB day
World TB day is next week, on Wednesday 24th March, and the RESULTS team will be involved in a number of exciting activities taking place throughout the day.
An Open Letter will appear in the Times newspaper calling on readers to support the UK Coalition to Stop TB’s new campaign for World TB Day ‘TB: A disease of the past? Action now!’ highlighting current problems with TB control in the UK and globally. The campaign calls for demonstrations of commitment to the fight against TB from MPs and the candidates running in the upcoming election.
At 12pm on 24th March a delegation from the UK Coalition to Stop TB will be going to No. 10 Downing Street to deliver the TB Election Asks. The delegation will include Lucy Chesire (well known HIV-TB advocate from the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium), Aparna Barua from the UK Coalition to Stop TB, Mike Smith, Coordinator of the APPG on Global TB and Clare Shaw and Kibble Ngalauka, from Target Tuberculosis and The Sue Ryder Foundation, Malawi, respectively. Continue reading
Posted in Events, TB
Tagged 2010 election, KANCO, Kenya, Lucy Chesire, Malawi, MP, Poverty, RESULTS, Sue Ryder Foundation, Target Tuberculosis, TB, Tuberculosis, UK Coalition to Stop TB, World TB day