All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) exist to focus Parliamentary attention and activity on a specific issue.
The APPG on Global Tuberculosis was established in 2006 by Andrew George MP (Liberal Democrat – St Ives and Isles of Scilly), Nick Herbert MP (Conservative – Arundel and South Downs) and Julie Morgan MP (Labour – Cardiff North) who jointly chair the Group. The overall purpose of the APPG is to raise the profile of the global tuberculosis epidemic (which includes the growing incidence of TB in the UK) and to help accelerate efforts to meet international TB control targets.
The APPG on Global Tuberculosis has a growing membership of Parliamentarians from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. APPG membership is restricted to Members of Parliament, but other interested parties, such as non-governmental organisations, academics and practitioners may be invited to attend meetings.
To campaign for TB to be made a political priority for the UK Government, Political Parties and the international community; To co-ordinate informed Parliamentary activity on TB; To provide a forum for debate and discussion on issues relating to the global TB problem among Parliamentarians and other key stakeholders; To promote effective and sustainable solutions that will have a positive impact on meeting global TB control targets; To ensure that political and financial commitment for TB control from the UK Government and other sources is proportionate to the global need; To work in partnership with other All-Party Groups on cross-cutting issues; To build relationships with and support the activities of Parliamentarians in other countries who are working towards similar objectives; To be recognised nationally and internationally as an influential and effective partner in the fight against TB.
For more information please visit the APPG website