Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
In 2013 we enter the second year of the two-year Stop TB in my lifetime World TB Day campaign. I am pleased to let you know that the web site for World TB Day 2013 is now live at http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/2013/.
On this microsite you will find a helpful guide for planning your World TB Day events, printable posters, slogan artwork and T-shirt designs.
At a time when we are all calling for zero TB deaths, we need to make a stronger statement that having people dying from TB is an outrage.
We all have personal hopes and dreams about a world free of TB. Many of us feel it is not right that this terrible scourge has not gotten enough visibility and has not been taken on as a cause by champions whose voices have broad reach and who can easily make themselves heard.
For this World TB Day campaign, let us try to think differently.
We can all be effective TB champions - we can advocate at every single opportunity, we can sing, shout, speak, write, record, support, share and act about TB. We can donate for TB!
Every single voice or action matters!
Therefore, tell the world what you personally will do to prevent deaths from TB, improve access to TB diagnosis, treatment and care for all people who need it or advance the development of new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.
Your action counts – and you need to let the world know about it!!!
We will soon be launching a new feature on our interactive site, www.mystoptb.org where you can post your individual message of action. We will let you know when it is live.
In the meanwhile, I hope your World TB Day plans will generate excitement, energy and hope for the future!