Be a part of our World TB Day social media campaign.
World TB Day on Sunday March 24 highlights the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and the efforts made to eliminate the disease.
At present, an estimated one million Australians live with latent (non-infectious) TB. 1.6 million people globally died from TB last year and 10 million people became gravely ill with the disease, surpassing HIV & AIDS.
March 24 marks the day in 1882 when Doctor Robert Koch, the founder of modern bacteriology, announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing the disease.
Despite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4,400 lives a day. The emergence of multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a major health security threat and could risk gains made in the fight against TB.
How can you get involved?
It’s easy to join us.
Step 1. Take a piece of paper and write the World TB Day theme for 2019 “It’s time… and complete the sentence with your own thoughts.
Or, you can simply download and print off one of the ‘pledge boards’ (that are pictured below).
(Here’s another pledge board, if you’d prefer this one.)
Here are some examples for you to write on your own pledge board:
- “It’s time to increase funding for research and development in treating tuberculosis”
- “It’s time to pledge more to the Global Fund”
- “It’s time to end the stigma and ensure that everyone has access to effective treatment for TB” .
Step 2. Add a pledge to go alongside your photo. For example – I pledge support to #endTB
Step 3. Post your photo on social media, ideally on World TB Day, Sunday March 24 and tag @results_au and #endTB
AND / OR
Step 4. Email it to us email@example.com with your name and organisation and we can post it for you if you don’t have an active account.
Step 5. Meet us all in person and come along to our World TB Day Sydney event at 4pm on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the Centenary Institute, Lecture Hall 6, Missenden Road, Camperdown. Drinks and nibbles from 4pm, followed by a colourful panel conversation and the opportunity to meet other people just as passionate as you about TB!
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Download the pledge form below and complete the sentence with your own thoughts.