Take Action: Write a Letter, Save a Life
Participate in the global partnership to end tuberculosis.
Sign the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)
"Cure For All" Declaration
Join the worldwide Stop TB movement.
Raise awareness. Request posters and information kits from:
Write letters to your Government representatives:
Use all or part of this letter to send a message to your Government representatives. Please edit and expand this letter
to reflect your concerns and ideas:
I wish to congratulate your government on its expanded commitment to overseas development assistance and salute your
participation in the Okinawa resolution of the G-8 to reduce poverty and diseases of poverty like tuberculosis.
TB is much more than a health concern. It is a complex socio-economic problem that impedes human development and traps
the world's poorest and most marginalized in a vicious circle of disease and poverty. Confronting TB requires action
from both individuals and government.
Canada has the opportunity to make a difference in the global fight against TB. Directly Observed Treatment, Short-
course (DOTS) works and if we were to apply it on a global scale, efficiently, we could envision the eradication of TB.
"DOTS: TB cure for all" calls for equitable access to TB services for anyone who has TB, free from discrimination—rich
or poor, man or woman, adult or child, imprisoned or free—and including other vulnerable groups such as people with HIV
or drug-resistant TB.
I urge you to increase Canada's leadership role by contributing resources to programs and organizations working to fight
Send your letter to the Prime Minister.
The Government of Canada
website will direct you to your Member of Parliament.