Wrap-up of World TB Day 2019

Tuberculosis—a preventable and curable disease— has the infamous title of being the leading infectious disease killer in the world. It now kills more people than HIV & AIDS. In 2017, 10 million fell ill with TB and needed treatment, including one million children, 3.2 million women and 5.8 million men (according...

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World TB Day 2019

What is TB’s impact in the world? Did you know that tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease globally? It caused the deaths of 1.6 million people (the population of Adelaide) in 2017. TB in Australia Within Australia, an estimated one million people live with the latent (non-infectious) variant of...

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Be a part of our World TB Day campaign

World TB Day, Social Media Pledge, 2019

Be a part of our World TB Day social media campaign. World TB Day on Sunday March 24 highlighted 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...

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Why childhood vaccinations are important…

(Photo courtesy of Gavi) Did you know? There are nearly 20 million un-vaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. “Over the last two years, the world has seen multiple outbreaks of measles, diptheria and various other vaccine-preventable diseases,” states the World Health Organization. An estimated 6.3 million children under...

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Latest research reveals that funding is increasing for TB, but still needs to accelerate

Little girl receiving TB treatment, RESULTS Australia

(Photo courtesy of globalfund.org.au) By Shiva Shrestha, Global Health Campaign Manager and Mark Rice, Policy & Advocacy Manager at RESULTS Australia A breakthrough in identifying multiple diseases within minutes via a single drop of blood, was made recently by researchers from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and...

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Labor Party commits to increasing the aid budget

Penny Wong, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

RESULTS Australia were very happy to learn about the commitment the Australian Labor Party made to increase the aid budget at their Conference earlier this week. The resolution passed (copied in full below) commits the Labor Party to increasing the overseas aid program each year should they gain office, with...

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World AIDS Day 2018

World AIDS Day 2018

By Amelia Christie, RESULTS CEO World AIDS Day 2018 provides an opportunity to celebrate the progress we have made in HIV. However, the UNAIDS theme for this year ‘know your status’, also reminds us how interlinked HIV and tuberculosis are. Those with tuberculosis (or TB as it’s more commonly known)...

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