Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. There are particularly high rates of TB in West London.
The Ealing TB project aims to raise awareness of tuberculosis in the community by educating residents around the risk of TB.
We run education sessions at information stalls, through group presentations, one to one session and media outlets for community groups, faith groups at worship places (e.g. Gurdwaras, mosques, churches, mandirs), schools, patient groups (e.g GPs and drug intervention services), homeless charities, at shopping centres and with some local businesses. We also help TB nurses and chest doctors to manage TB patients who are more difficult to treat and advocate for vulnerable people.
Why should you get involved?
Combining TB education with advocacy helps to encourage people with active TB disease to get help early. It also minimises potential infection to others and improves chances of successfully completing TB treatment.
If you would like to invite the team to speak or run an information session, get in touch today.
Tel: 0300 456 0556
In 2014, more than 6,500 cases of TB were reported in England.