TB is the leading infectious disease killer in human history. In 2013, an estimated nine million people developed TB worldwide, and 1.5 million died from the disease. Almost half a million people were diagnosed with drug-resistant TB, a serious form of TB that is difficult to treat and continues to spread.
The TB Forum is a collaborative network of policy makers, health workers, researchers, people affected by TB and advocates working to end the TB epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region.
The TB Forum is an independent not-for-profit organisation, which works through leadership, collaboration, education and science-based advocacy to generate the implementation and ambition to close gaps to end TB.
A world free of the pain and suffering caused by TB.
The TB forum will bridge the knowledge, implementation and ambition gaps for innovative and effective approaches to prevention, care and elimination with the following objectives:
- Generate and facilitate communication and collaborations within the broad range of stakeholders working to end TB in our region.
- Establish a platform for education and science-based advocacy that will increase awareness among the Australian community and Governments.
- Work in partnership with the Australian Government to end the TB epidemic in the Asia Pacific region.