Simon Callow presents the Radio 4 Appeal for Target Tuberculosis
Registered Charity No 1098752
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope 'Target TB'.
- Cheques should be made payable to Target TB.
Target Tuberculosis is the specialist international charity
working to eradicate TB in Africa and Asia. They work with the “poorest of the
poor” the most marginalised, at risk and hard to reach. Target TB’s success is people, their projects
operate at grass-roots levels using local people who can speak to their own
communities in their own languages, in their own homes, making the work
relevant and appropriate.
The “Dickensian Disease” is still will us, across the world 9 million people develop TB each year and 5,000 people die each day, it is without a doubt one of the most urgent and most ignored public health crises.
Visit www.targettb.org.uk for more information on their work
Training and coordinating community health volunteers
Community Volunteers are the heart of Target TB’s work, they are trained to recognise symptoms and provide information to those who may be at risk of TB. These volunteers deliver drugs and food, emotional support and practical advocacy essential for the survival of TB patients.In 2012/13 we trained 6,402 local volunteer carers and health workers.
Improving access to life-saving diagnosis and treatment facilities
Target TB works in remote areas and areas with little health
infrastructure, we work to ensure these barriers are overcome. One of the ways
that we do this is by providing mobile clinic, like our a 4x4 vehicle in
Eastern India, that is fully equipped with diagnostic facilities, doctors and
health staff. This provides immediate
testing, reaching hundreds of people with essential TB information.
On average we spend £10 per person to deliver our lifesaving work
Raising awareness so that more people will be able to recognise the symptoms of TB and seek the treatment they need
Health Education is an investment in a world free from TB.
We use engaging fun methods to make sure lifesaving information about TB is
available in communities. These are memorable and accessible regardless of
literacy levels and make a real difference to the stigma that people who have
been affected by TB live with.
In 2012/13 4 million people were reached with these essential messages