On Tuesday March 24, local councils across Australia participated in the global Light Up Red for TB campaign, drawing attention to the 1.5 million deaths and millions of people further infected by Tuberculosis each year.
This year the world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic which has further proven the importance of global health safety and protecting the most vulnerable people. The Light Up Red for TB campaign helped to create awareness in local communities across Australia about the importance of resilient systems for TB health and safety, and to prevent, detect and respond effectively to epidemics like COVID-19.
RESULTS advocate and TB survivor Demi Mason talks about what Tuberculosis is and why in these uncertain times it so so important to recognise.
Countries around the world come together on this day by lighting up iconic buildings and monuments to raise awareness for Tuberculosis. Check out where else in the world supported World TB Day here.
RESULTS Australia joined this global campaign in 2019 by bringing local councils together to light up 14 different locations red. This year, we worked hard for further locations and secured 22 major cities and towns in Australia to light up 27 buildings and landmarks Red to mark World TB Day on 24 March. A fantastic achievement and a big thank you to all participating Australian Councils!
A hugely successful event, the following locations supported this important cause and lit up red to raise awareness for Tuberculosis.
New South Wales
- City of Sydney, Town Hall
- Wollongong City Council, Wollongong Mall & Breakwater Lighthouse
- Griffith City Council, Nancy Blumer Memorial
- Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Town Square
- Northern Beaches Council, Town Hall Building, Manly
- Central Coast Council, Bridge Lights
- City of Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall
- City of Wodonga, Water Tower
- City of Greater Geelong, Catenary Lights
- Brisbane City Council, Brisbane City Hall
- Cairns Regional Council, Munro Martin Parklands
- Ipswich City Council, Ipswich Civic Centre and Studio 188
- Logan City Council, three water towers – Wineglass Drive Hillcrest, Telfer Street Shailer Park, and Brookvale Drive Underwood
- Central Highlands Regional Council, Council Building
- Maranoa Regional Council, McDowall Street
- City of Darwin, Darwin Convention Centre
- Devonport City Council, Paranaple Convention Centre
- The Bell Tower in Perth
- City of South Perth, Old Mill Heritage Site
- City of Bunbury, Koombana Footbridge
- The Corporation of the City of Whyalla, HMAS Whyalla Ship
- City of Adelaide, Adelaide Town Hall