SUGGESTED SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES
To #FightCOVID19, we can use the tools needed to #EndTB: infection control, artificial intelligence, x-rays, contact tracing, telemedicine and psycho-social support.
We at @StopTB call on global leaders to join forces to protect people affected by TB and especially vulnerable populations from #COVID19. It’s time to ensure we #LeaveNooneBehind.
Years of under-investment made #tuberculosis and its drug resistant forms the biggest infectious disease killer with over 4000 deaths per day. We can’t afford to repeat these mistakes and be unprepared for pandemics like #COVID19.
Most TB survivors have gone through the isolation, fear, discrimination and stigma that we are facing with #COVID19. Let’s hear their voices and learn resilience from them. #ItsTimeToEndTB
Healthcare workers are at the center of the fight against diseases such as #tuberculosis or #COVID19. We at @StopTB applaud their efforts and call on the TB community to show their support! #ItsTimeToEndTB
It’s time to recognize that people with #TB are vulnerable to #COVID19, including prisoners, migrants, people living with #HIV, those who are malnourished, living in poverty & others, and ensure access to TB diagnostics, treatment, care and support.
Hashtags to use
We will continue using the existing TB hashtags:
and additionally use some COVID-19 related hashtags such as:
#WeApplaud our #HealthcareHeroes
From 21-25 March 2020, we call on the TB Community to join the #WeApplaud campaign as a sign of solidarity and support for the amazing health care workers who are on the front line of fighting this pandemic and providing care to people in need, including people with TB and people with COVID-19. Remember that while most of us are at home, social distancing, the health workers leave their houses and families to ensure that people with TB get diagnosed, treated and cured and battle COVID-19. This World TB Day let's appreciate and applaud these heroes. Join #WeApplaud
1. Be at your window or balcony, clap, ring bells, or make some noise to show your appreciation for them!
2. Take a photo or video of this moment
3. Post your videos with the hashtag #WeApplaud, #EndTB
4. Tag us @stoptb - or send it to us - and we will share it on our social media channels!
Add the World TB Day twibbon to your profile picture on Facebook and/or Twitter using this tool.