TB Alert is the UK’s national tuberculosis charity, working both in the UK and overseas. This provides a unique perspective that allows us to address issues around TB that are common both to low incidence countries like the UK and high incidence regions such as Africa and Asia.
Our work focuses on:
- Raising public and professional awareness about TB, addressing barriers to treatment, and providing support to patients during their treatment
- Bringing together statutory health services, voluntary organisations and people affected by TB to plan and deliver better TB services
- Advocating for the policies and resources to improve the care of patients and the prevention and control of TB.
In the UK our current work includes partnerships with NHS England and Public Health England on TB awareness and access to testing and treatment for latent TB among recent migrants.
In our international work, we tackle TB through comprehensive community-based interventions. Our work encompasses the full patient pathway, from increasing awareness, to improving screening, testing and diagnosis, to ensuring proper treatment and support. We also provide technical support to other NGOs and stakeholders to improve the impact and effectiveness of their tuberculosis programmes. This includes providing training and support in a range of areas including active case finding and data collection, monitoring and analysis.
Our vision is the control and ultimate elimination of TB. Our mission is to increase access to effective treatment for all.