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A round up of 'the best World TB Day ever'

25 March 2014

Yesterday, March 24th, marked the 19th annual World TB Day and we saw an amazing day of advocacy, action, media, and high level announcements of new funding and policy from key organisations working on the global TB response.

RESULTS kicked off our day with a briefing in our offices with a group of advocates from around the UK. As people arrived at our office they were chatting about the article they had read in...

Photo story: Drug-resistant TB in Romania

21 March 2014

The fifth and final blog in our World TB Day series comes from Tom Maguire in the form of a photo story from his recent trip to Romania. During two weeks in December, Tom visited hospitals, sanatoriums and prisons to meet with drug-resistant TB patients and the doctors and nurses assisting them with their treatments. These photos of some of the people he met visualise both the severity of the treatment and the loneliness and isolation that many patients feel being away from their loved ones...

From London to Lusaka – RESULTS UK and CITAM+ launch new report in Zambia

21 March 2014

“Nutrition Advocacy in Zambia: challenges and opportunities”

Today, RESULTS UK and CITAM+ are launching a new report in Lusaka, Zambia. “Nutrition Advocacy in Zambia: challenges and opportunities” examines the nutrition advocacy space in the country, primarily looking at the experience of civil...

Rosezenny Rivilla and her battle against MDR-TB. Part four in our World TB Day series

20 March 2014

Today is our fourth and penultimate blog series on TB in the run up to World TB day on March 24th. Rosezenny is from the Phillipines, a country with a high burden of TB; demonstrating the truly global nature of this disease.

When 41 year old Rosezenny Revilla of Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines was diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis her whole world came crashing down. As a married mother of three children and a grade school teacher she faced the question “why me...

Family; our most powerful ally in the fight against TB. The third in our World TB Day series

19 March 2014

The third post in our World TB day 2014 blog series comes from epidemiologist and campaigner on TB among gold miners, Jonathan Smith.

Finding and Treating People with TB and HIV; part two of our WTBD series

18 March 2014

This year, the theme of World TB Day on March 24th is “Reach the 3 million.” Advocates, researchers, experts, and communities around the world are rallying around a call to reach the 3 million people who have tuberculosis (TB), but do not receive the care they need.

Amy's story; the first in a new series leading up to World TB Day

17 March 2014

This year, the theme of World TB Day on March 24th is “Reach the 3 million”. Advocates, researchers, experts, and communities around the world are rallying around a call to reach the 3 million people who each year contract TB but do not receive the care and support they need. In the run up to World TB Day, we will be posting a different blog each day to profile the disease from a variety of perspectives. Today our post comes from Amy McConville; Amy is a TB patient/advocate from the UK who works with the TB Action Group (TBAG). This is her TB story:

It all starts with health - Cambodia's successes in child survival

13 March 2014

This is the final part of our four-part series detailing the parliamentary delegation RESULTS led to Cambodia a few weeks ago. The delegation examined how, in light of its devastating history , Cambodia is improving basic education and how it is addressing...

Join us for a day of action this World TB Day

13 March 2014

Every year nine million people get sick with TB and three million do not receive the diagnosis and care they need.

This World TB Day, we call for a global effort to find, treat, and cure the three million and achieve progress towards zero TB deaths, infections, suffering and stigma.

RESULTS UK, Target TB, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB, and Stop TB UK, invite you to join them in Parliament on World TB Day, March 24th, to...

TB in Cambodia: Seeking Sputum Samples in a Sea of Sewage

10 March 2014

This is the third installant in our series looking back at RESULTS' delegation to Cambodia a few weeks ago. The parliamentary delegation looked at how the country is improving the health and education of its population. Jess Kuehne, Health Advocacy Officer at RESULTS, describes Cambodia's approach to finding and treating people with TB within some of the country's poorest and most vulnerable communities:

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