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Title: TB in the Somali community
Post by: Elias Phiri on May 20 2012, 02:12 pm
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Dear colleague,

TB Alert has joined with Embrace UK, Bristol Community Health and NHS Bristol to raise awareness about tuberculosis (TB) in the Somali communities. We are pleased to announce the launch of a new resource which provides essential information about the relationship between TB and the Somali community- in both English and Somali Languages.

The Truth About TB in the Somali community 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. The leaflet also provides a comprehensive list of sources of advice and information. TB Alert will also like to acknowledge the support of NHS Bristol in producing this leaflet.

This resource is part of a series of leaflets, including The Truth About TB in the African Community, developed with the African Health Policy Network and The Truth About TB, Alcohol and Drugs, developed with Westminster Drug Project.
 If you would like to order printed copies, please call 01273 234029 or email: The resource is free to third sector organisations to help raise awareness of TB among service users or members.

These leaflets have been developed under TB Alertís The Truth About TB programme, which brings together partners in the NHS, local authorities and the third sector to raise awareness about TB among the most at-risk communities. To find out more, visit: 

Best wishes,

Elias Phiri
Head of Awareness Programmes, TB Alert
01273 234028 | 07969 178688 |