I post this reply from MEP Mary Honeyball on behalf of Jane Smith.
Edward Davey, MP
21 Berrylands Road
TB kills 1.7 million people every year or 4,500 every day. TB is also the biggest killer of people living with HIV and the third largest cause of death among women of reproductive age. Unlike AIDS, TB is treatable and curable in all but the most extreme cases. What is lacking is not the relevant medical know-how, but the political will and funds to combat the disease.
In order to express positive stories of aid within the media, I wrote a letter to the editor of a local publication. The letter itself can be found attached.
TB is the leading infectious killer of HIV positive people in the developing world, and responsible for the deaths of one-third of HIV/AIDS patients worldwide.
Our action this month is to urge the Global Fund to do more to help countries scale up their fight against TB-HIV.
Our conference call guest is Tony Harries of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
As one of the most effective bodies funding health in the developing world, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is facing a funding crisis. These three diseases kill more than 5 million people every year.
Tuberculosis, or TB, still kills over 2 million people every year - that's 5,000 every day - yet tackling this tragedy remains a low priority for governments around the world.
This month in the lead up to World TB day, (the 24th of March), and with the UK general election approaching, we will be focusing on how to ensure TB is not dropped from the political agenda.
Our expert guest speaker this month is Nikki Jeffreys of Target TB.
The 1st December is World Aids Day. To mark the occasion RESULTS activists will be writing to their MPs about the potential for a currency transaction levy to raise vital additional funds for global health, and to help to meet the $28-37 billion funding gap for meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals.