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World TB Day

The past two years have been unprecedented and devastating. We learnt the extent of the catastrophic impact COVID-19 has had on the fight against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, with the number of people dying from TB increasing for the first time in more than a decade. This brought into sharp focus the ongoing importance of our work if we are to realise the shared aspiration of ending TB by 2030.

Light Up Red for World TB Day

Light up Red for TB is a global campaign to draw attention to the 1.5 million deaths caused by TB each year and to show solidarity to the millions of people affected.

In our quest to build awareness of the impacts of TB, one of the biggest diseases of poverty, Results' Light Up Red for TB event attracts significant attention each year. On March 24, our staff and Advocates organise locations around Australia to be lit up bright red! Our Light Up campaign is part of a global event

More than 50 locations light up each year - from town halls, to clocktowers, to bridges - cities and towns everywhere turn red to show support for TB. Our staff and Advocates are on location where possible, to educate people about TB in their communities and Results' work in the fight against the disease.


Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved in the 2023 Light Up event!

World TB Day Parliamentary Event

To mark World TB Day on March 24, we once again held our annual Parliamentary
Event featuring leading experts on infectious diseases and health security both
within Australia and abroad. An impressive seven MPs and senators rose in Parliament to acknowledge World TB Day and call for greater action on TB prevention and treatment.

 

“Australia has a very particular role in providing leadership in the Pacific region. 60% of cases of TB are actually occurring on our doorstep in the Asia-Pacific region.”
- The Hon. Warren Entsch MP, Co-Chair of the Australian Tuberculosis Caucus

Watch the 2022 Parliamentary Event here: 
 

Results was delighted to partner with the following organisations for World TB Day in 2022: