Target TB were delighted when Eileen Griffiths, Programme Action Officer for the South Lancashire Soroptimists invited Programme Officer Clare Shaw to their recent AGM to Talk About TB.
Clare used her talk to spread the message that TB is an urgent and growing problem despite the fact that it is both preventable and curable. She delivered key facts and statistics about the global TB epidemic, and what can be done to address the social causes and effects of TB in the developing world.
For most of the audience, which was made up of approximately 60 women from across South Lancashire, the event was a real eye opener and many commented that they were unaware that TB was such a big problem in developing countries. The phenomenal need for global action on Tuberculosis resonated strongly with the audience. Another prominent fact that hit home was TB’s disproportionate impact on women. The reality that women with TB symptoms often delay seeking health care (preferring to save the family’s resources) made a very big impression on the women in the audience.
Clare thoroughly enjoyed her visit to the South Lancashire Soroptimists and was delighted by their enthusiasm to get involved and raise awareness about the global TB epidemic.
If you would like more information about the Talking about TB project, or would like one of our team to come and talk to your group then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We’d love to hear from you!