Life saving education
This gift can fund a street drama in India, teaching 100's of people about the disease in a memorable and enagaging way.
Children watch excitedly as they are entertained by a puppet show provided by our project in Northern Inida.
But behind the fun there is a serious message and the show will deliver key information on the prevention, causes and symptoms of TB.
The project delivers nearly 250 health education camps a year reaching over 12,000 people with vital information on TB.
Staff and volunteers are anxious to do more as they see the tangible benefits of the camps, with greater numbers of people coming forward for diagnosis and treatment.
Life saving volunteers
This gift can enable a community volunteer to provide vital support to a TB patient through their 6 months of treatment.
“the volunteers support has helped to build my confidence that this health problem is not going to last forever and I will be OK in the future.” - Helen Njele, TB patient Zambia
Immediately after beginning her TB treatment Helen (pictured above) felt awful, she complained to her TB volunteer Thompson “I am taking drugs, feeling worse, coughing more and feeling weaker. What’s the point?” Thompson encouraged her to stick with it and sure enough after a few weeks these side effects subsided, and she began to feel better.
Treating TB takes 6 months and can be a long and arduous process, Helen told us that Thompson has been of great support to her; always providing encouragement and when she was too weak to walk he would collect her weekly supply of drugs from the clinic.