RESULTS: TAKE Action! Critical XDR-TB Materials to Get to Your Local Paper
- TAKE Action! Critical XDR-TB Materials to Get to Your Local Paper
Hello Global Health Activists,
We've all seen the story about XDR-TB on the news over the past week,
and as we often see with the media, most of the story has focused on
one individual instead of the larger issue. Attached to this email
is the rest of the XDR-TB story to share with your news media in the
form of an editorial packet. XDR-TB Editorial Packet.
Here's what you do:
1. Identify your local media through our website tool (see link
below). Just click on your state or type in your zip code. You will
get a list of media in your area.
2. Click on the paper of your choice from your local area and
identify the editorial editor or anyone on the editorial board and
click on his or her name (you can also look for health writers).
3. Copy the email address and send them an email with the editorial
packet and the message:
"The XDR-TB story from this past week is only a symptom of a much
greater problem. Please consider writing an editorial and/or news
story using the attached information. I also want to let you know
about the following upcoming events:
On Monday, June 4, the World Health Organization and the Stop TB
Department will release a 2007-2008 XDR, MDR Tuberculosis Global
Response Plan. RESULTS Educational Fund will host a media call
featuring WHO and other international TB experts, including Dr. Mario
Raviglione, Director of the Stop TB Department at the WHO, and Dr.
Paul Nunn, Coordinator of the WHO team in the Stop TB Department
concerned with TB and HIV, anti-TB drug resistance (including XDR-
TB), and community-based TB care.
On Tuesday, June 5, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will be introducing
the domestic TB bill (Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Act of
2007) in the Senate. The event will take place at 11am in the Upper
Senate Park, across from the Russell Senate Office Building. "
I will also be sending out an action alert soon that you can use to
request that your members of Congress cosponsor critical tuberculosis
legislation. Thank you in advance for your action!
Global Grassroots Manager, RESULTS