In November last year, with support from UK Coalition to Stop TB members, Dr Mark Porter recorded a radio programme focusing on tuberculosis in the UK.
Each week on ‘Case Notes’, Dr Porter explores a different medical topic with reports and input from experts. RESULTS UK, TB Alert and the NHS were involved with recording this TB focused episode on 18th November in Leeds. Interviewees included Natalie Winter, a patient advocate as well as TB specialists Rachel Dukes, Dr Ebere Okereke and Dr John Watson.
Case Notes will broadcast the TB episode on Tuesday 12th January at 9pm and Wednesday 13th January at 4.30pm.
For more information see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pkbmp
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.