Target Tuberculosis has started its 10th Anniversary year in the best way possible, with a £5,000 boost received from Bupa International. For the past decade, Target TB has been stopping people dying from TB in Africa and Asia and 2013 sees no slowing of its life-saving work.
Last year, Bupa International chose to partner with Target TB, helping to put basic TB healthcare into the heart of remote villages in Timor Leste, one of the poorest countries in the world. Now, Bupa is donating another £5,000 to kick start a special year of appeals and awareness raising by Target TB, so the charity can help even more people to survive the disease.
Nikki Jeffery, Director of Target TB, say’s ‘We’ve achieved a lot since 2003 but with 9 million new cases of TB every year, there is so much more to do. We are grateful to have the support of Bupa International and its members at this crucial time. 2013 is going to be a big year for us and this donation is such an encouraging start’.
Muriel MacCallum, Customer Strategy & Marketing Director at Bupa International, says ‘Bupa International takes its role as healthcare partner seriously and we hope this donation will go some way towards making a difference to someone’s life. We are proud to support Target TB and the hard work they are doing to save lives from tuberculosis in Africa and Asia.’
On average, Target TB spends just £8 per person to deliver its life-saving work, ensuring that some of the poorest people in the world get information, treatment, care and support for TB.
See more about our new partnership here.
With the support of Bupa, our health workers and volunteers in Africa and Asia, like Alberto, left, and his colleagues in Timor-Leste, are overcoming barriers to TB health care in poor communities.