Defend International is pleased to inform its members and friends that it has joined the “Test Me, Treat Me” DR-TB Manifesto campaign.
We encourage our members and friends to raise awareness about the campaign and to sign the DR-TB Manifesto. We recommend everyone to follow the THREE ways specified below.
The “Test Me, Treat Me” DR-TB Manifesto Campaign
Defend International is pleased to inform its members and friends that it has joined the “Test Me, Treat Me” DR-TB Manifesto campaign. Initiated by the DR-TB Manifesto authors, Phumeza Tisile and Dr. Jenny Hughes, this campaign is part of the strategy outlined by patients and medical care providers who fight for better drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) testing and treatment.
MSF Letter to Defend International co-founder
In their letter addressed to Dr. Widad, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomed this step taken by DI leadership and stated that “raising awareness about this epidemic is a huge challenge — and we need your help to make progress! We’re writing today to ask for your help in gathering as many signatures as possible as we take the DR-TB Manifesto and supporting signatures to the World Health Assembly in May 2014 to call for universal access to diagnosis and treatment, for better drug regimens to be developed, and for full funding of these efforts by the international community. Your involvement in spreading the word is critical to MSF, to our patients, and to all who suffer from this terrible disease.”
Three Ways You Can Get Involved
Defend International encourages its members and friends to raise awareness about the campaign and to sign the DR-TB Manifesto. We recommend everyone who visit this page to consider the following THREE ways by which s/he can help:
(1) If you are on Facebook, please ask your friends to sign the petition.
(2) If you are on Twitter please TWEET THIS:
Test Me Treat Me: People with drug-resistant #TB & their doctors call for urgent change in #TBManifesto. Join them www.tbpetition.org
(3) Email or talk to your friends about the issue, and send them the link to the campaign website: www.tbpetition.org/