23 March 2012
Tim Siegenbeek van Heukelom

World TB Day 2012: Stop TB in our lifetime

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global killer, it is the second-largest infectious killer of adults around the world causing some 1.4 million deaths in 2010. Despite the attention of the Global Fund and many other initiatives (like Stop TB Partnership, TB Alliance) to fight TB, it is still causing a lot of needless suffering.

Every year the world observes World TB Day on March 24, a day on which the disease receives full attention and push for more ambitious campaigns to stop the disease in this lifetime. This year’s theme is therefore “Stop TB in our lifetime”.

In a statement for World TB Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon therefore emphasised that “tuberculosis has not received sufficient attention”. Ban continues: “with the right interventions, we can make a major difference” and that we have to be “even more ambitious and ‘Stop TB in our lifetime'”.

My Stop TB offers you a way to make your own poster to raise awareness for the fight against TB and call for more action. Here are the posters made by the team at Pacific Friends:

Make your own poster at My Stop TB

Pacific Friends operates as a program within the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.

Pacific Friends

Professor Janice Reid AC
Bill Bowtell AO
Executive Director

Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a high-level advocacy organisation which seeks to mobilise regional awareness of the serious threat posed by HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to societies and economies in the Pacific. In pursuing its goals Pacific Friends has a specific interest in highlighting the need to protect the rights of women and children in the Pacific.



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