[Ip-health] It's time to #StepUpforTB... Do it TODAY, on World TB Day!

Michelle French Michelle.French at newyork.msf.org
Fri Mar 24 14:05:22 PDT 2017

Dear all

On behalf of the MSF Access Campaign and the Stop TB Partnership, we invite you to join the #StepUpforTB<http://stepupfortb.org/> campaign today!

Tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease, kills 1.8 million people a year.  These deaths are preventable. The latest diagnostic tests can quickly and accurately diagnose TB. New medicines have revolutionised treatment.

So why are people still dying? The 2015 Out of Step<http://stepupfortb.org/documents/pdfs/out-of-step-report-2015-en.pdf> report by Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surveyed 24 countries and found that many are using outdated and ineffective policies, practices and tools for diagnosing and treating TB.

The Step Up for TB campaign is calling upon governments to urgently update their key practices in line with the World Health Organisation's latest guidelines by World TB Day 2018.

The clock is ticking. You can help. Sign our letter<http://stepupfortb.org/> today asking these 24 governments to Step Up for TB.

Please feel free to share on your social and professional networks - there are suggested tweets on the website and you can find more content to share on @MSF_Access<https://twitter.com/MSF_access> and @StopTB<https://twitter.com/StopTB> on Twitter.

Thanks and best regards,
The #StepUpforTB team


Michelle French
Sr. Manager, Communications, MSF Access Campaign
Doctors Without Borders\Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
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