CityNews.com.au – Landmarks turn red to raise awareness for Tuberculosis
FIFTY buildings nationwide, including Canberra landmarks such as Old Parliament House, will turn red tomorrow (March 24) to raise awareness for Australians suffering from Tuberculosis (TB).
Last year, more than 1000 Australians required treatment for Tuberculosis, while another million carried a latent form of the virus, according to the Results Canberra Advocacy Group, who organised the campaign here in the ACT.
The campaign will also see the Royal Australian Mint and Telstra Tower light up in recognition of the infectious disease that generally affects the lungs and kills about 4000 people globally, everyday, and close to 15 million in the past decade.
Another million people will die this year and every year after unless action is ramped up to wipe out TB, says Canberra advocate David Bailey.