Activists and health experts head to Canberra for Australia Tuberculosis Caucus

Our CEO Maree Nutt & Lusiana Aprilawati Indonesian TB survivor & advocate, has been interviewed by Fran Kelly of Radio National Breakfast talking about the Australian TB Caucus launch at Parliament House, Canberra.

Tuberculosis, like malaria and HIV/AIDS, is a disease that relentlessly dogs humanity.

Indeed, tuberculosis now rivals HIV/AIDS as the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

It kills about 1.5 million people a year, and ten million people fall sick with it each year—nearly 60 per cent of those in South East Asia and the Western Pacific.

This morning, an ‘Australian TB Caucus’ is being held at Parliament house in Canberra, chaired by MPs Warren Entsch and Matt Thistlethwaite, and involves politicians from across the political spectrum.

Taking part will be Lusiana Aprilawati, an Indonesian TB survivor, and Maree Nutt, the CEO of RESULTS Australia—one of the hosts launching the Caucus.

Lusiana Aprilawati and Maree Nutt join Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast.

Click here to listen to the program…