The 40th Union World Conference on Lung Health organised by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) will be held from 3 to 7 December 2009 in Cancún, Mexico.
The theme of the conference, ”Poverty and lung health”, gives us an opportunity to take measures of our progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the areas of TB, HIV/AIDS, childhood pneumonia, asthma and tobacco related diseases. Click here for more information.
RESULTS UK and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on TB will be hosting a workshop on Friday 4th December on ‘Engaging Parliamentarians in the Fight Against Global TB’ (from 1.30pm in Room Isla Mujeres 2).
TB Alert will be organising the ‘Advocates Corner’ throughout the conference. Contact Belinda Atim, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The British Thoracic Society’s annual Winter Meeting will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London from Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th December. Click here for more information.
On Thursday 3rd December, as part of the Winter Meeting programme, the APPG on TB, BTS and TB Alert will present the findings of the latest survey into the PCT response to TB and national minimum standards for TB treatment.
On Tuesday 24th November, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on TB are hosting a meeting focused on the far-ranging issues that must be considered if we are to be successful in combating TB worldwide. The meeting will look at the role of supporting health system strengthening, HIV control, maternal and child health, institutional reform and lab strengthening in the context of improving TB patient outcomes and ultimately preventing future TB cases.
Guest speakers are Mike Foster MP, Minister for International Development and Mario Raviglione, Director of WHO’s Stop TB Department.
Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Debbie Laycock, email@example.com for more information.
RESULTS is a grassroots advocacy organisation working to generate the public and political will to end hunger and poverty.
RESULTS supports a network of volunteer activists in the UK to become powerful advocates for change and works closely with civil society organisations around the world to generate greater awareness and resources for the fight against diseases of poverty such as TB.
Since 2005, RESULTS UK has been a partner of the Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally (ACTION) project which was developed to address and help reverse the global TB problem through policy analysis, education of decision-makers and advocacy. The project’s underlying premise is that more rapid progress can be made against the global TB epidemic by building increased support for TB among key policymakers and other opinion leaders in both donor and high TB-burden countries in order to leverage needed additional resources and to improve policies.
RESULTS UK has successfully engaged many parliamentarians in the fight against TB and currently hosts the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on TB.
For more information about RESULTS UK’s work, please visit our website.