A future without tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) has been increasing in England for over 20 years, with more than 9,000 new cases in 2009. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities (predominantly South Asian or Black African communities), drug mis-users, the homeless population and people with weakened immune systems are disproportionately affected.
Harrow has one of the highest TB rates in London. It is crucial that people with TB are diagnosed and treated quickly to minimise transmission to others. However, many people do not know what the symptoms are, and are unaware that TB is curable and treatment is free.
In partnership with Harrow Council’s Public Health Department, we are co-ordinating free in-house training sessions for Harrow VCSE groups to access TB information and awareness.
Groups who are interested can apply to have a training session run at a date, time and location of their choice.
The learning outcomes for each session is as follows:
- Unfolding fears and dispelling myths
- Changing stigma about the illness
- Raising awareness and sharing good practise
The session would last approximately 3 hours and whilst we do’t have a huge budget, we can provide for venue hire, teas, coffees, etc.
If you are interested you can apply by: