You probably don’t know that much of the world is adversely affected by the age-old infectious disease, tuberculosis. In fact, it is the second largest killer of adults behind HIV/AIDS and based on data from the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership most children do not get diagnosed with TB because of lack of access to health care. 200 children die each day from tuberculosis.
According to the UN, 1.4 million people died from TB in 2010. United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, said, “I call for intensified global solidarity to ensure that all people are free from fear of tuberculosis and its devastating effects,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day. “Let us vow to end the neglect of TB and to end deaths from this disease in our lifetime.”
Want to help end TB in our lifetime? You can help at mystoptb.com. And see how donating $25 can save a life.
You may have read our partner feature about the Nyanya Project this weekend.
The Nyanya Project is a North Carolina non-profit organization that empowers grandmothers to keep their families together in the face of AIDS devastation. They help African grandmothers form working cooperatives that generate the income necessary to provide healthcare, education and a loving home for their grandchildren.
The Nyanya Project is currently raising funds to continue educating preschool children in Kenya and to open a new preschool in Rwanda. They are asking for help to raise $20,000 by Mother’s Day – that’s $20 from 1000 people.
Please tweet the following to help:
Help the Nyanya Project educate preschool children in Kenya and Rwanda. Any little bit helps! http://bit.ly/xEmKk0 #socialgoodmoms
Also, please like the Nyanya Project on
On World AIDS Day 2011 in Washington, DC I met Jeff Daivdoff, the Chief Marketing Officer at One.org. I liked him instantly. Here he is interviewing Sundance Channel EVP Sarah Barnett on activism, the fight against AIDS & advocacy.