World TB Day
22 March 2012WDP teams up with TB Alert for World TB Day
Westminster Drug Project has teamed up with charity TB Alert to create a new leaflet on TB specifically designed for people who are dependant on drugs or alcohol. People who have problems with drugs and alcohol are up to ten times more likely to catch TB, according to the National Treatment Agency (NTA). That's why WDP has been campaigning for many years to raise awareness of the risks of TB for substance users.
The Truth About TB, Alcohol and Drugs is a new resource which provides essential information about the relationship between TB, alcohol and drugs. The leaflet explains what TB is, how it is transmitted, risk factors, common symptoms and what action people should take if they are concerned they may be affected. It also provides a comprehensive list of sources of advice and information.
WDP’s joint venture with TB Alert coincides with World TB Day on 24 March. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the infection so that people recognise the symptoms and seek treatment.
WDP services will be raising awareness about TB with clients and helping those concerned to get tested at the 'Find and Treat' Mobile X-ray Unit. TB Alert is the only charity in the UK which works solely on fighting tuberculosis in Britain and overseas.
To read more about WDP's TB campaign, please visit: http://www.wdp-drugs.org.uk/pages/wdps-tb-campaign.html