Globally, tuberculosis (TB), after Covid, is the greatest cause of death from an infectious disease. TB Alert aims to help achieve a world free of TB. The provision of medical services is the responsibility of national health services. Given that TB is classically a disease of poverty, TB Alert aims to complement those services through a focus on community initiatives a) To increase community awareness of TB b) To help individuals find and go through diagnosis c)To help individuals with TB through the long months of treatment. TB Alert also helps research projects engage TB survivors; and engages in advocacy to encourage governments to give high priority to TB services.
TB Alert is currently active in the UK and India, and seeks to re-engage in Central Africa.
In India, we support our sister organisation, TB Alert India (TBAI) active in several Indian States, with core funding and advice. That funding has a great multiplier effect, allowing TBAI to attract major project grants from agencies such as Global Fund and USAID. TB Alert also takes responsibility for the Delhi Divine Project, providing community services complementing local services of the national TB programme, in several Northern suburbs of Delhi.
In the UK, TB Alert has information services for individuals concerned about TB, including its additional website www.thetruthabouttb.org, activity on social media, and development of leaflets in relevant languages. It also engages in advocacy and is responsible for the engagement of TB survivors in a research project.
Also, of course, it is in UK that we fundraise to support the work in both UK and India.