Manly Town Hall was lit up red last week to mark World Tuberculosis Day.
For the third year in a row, Manly Town Hall at Belgrave Street, Manly, joined dozens of buildings around Australia, and hundreds around the world, to light up red for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day last Thursday, 24 March.
The global initiative, supported in Australia by advocacy organisation Results Australia, was held in solidarity and remembrance of the 1.5m people who lose their lives to TB around the world every year.
According to NSW Health, tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterial infection, which most commonly affects a person’s lungs and can cause serious illness.
Local resident and advocate Lili Koch was lucky to survive her encounter with TB as a small child in Switzerland more than 70 years ago. Also recently recovered from COVID-19, she marvelled at how resources and expertise have been mobilised to fight the new pandemic.