Since the early 1900â€™s Australia has been working to bring TB under control. However
in 1993 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared TB a global emergency and in
2013 TB remains a global epidemic.
A new threat is arising for Australian TB control. Drug resistance strains of TB
are developing around the world due to misuse of TB â€œantibioticsâ€? resulting in
death rates ranging from 30% to 100 %. These strains are known as Multi-Drug Resistant
(MDR) and Extreme Drug Resistant (XDR) TB.
To control TB within Australia health professionals are now working here and across
the Asia Pacific Region.
Australians like Prof Guy Marks, from Sydney, is working on Australia's door step
to train local communities to stop TB.
Get involved, help ARC to combat TB, tobacco and lung disease in disadvantaged communities.
See ARCâ€™s Project, Research and Resources pages for more information.
Taking the fight against TB to our door step requires dedicated health professionals.
These dedicated doctors, nurses and researchers however need your financial support.
Please, if you can, support the fight against TB.
ARC is proud to celebrate in 2013, a 100 years of commitment and advocacy to TB
and lung health in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.