• Tuberculosis is not a disease of the history books – cases have been growing in the UK since the 1980s. There was an urgent need to raise awareness of symptoms with ‘at risk’ groups.


  • Some older ‘at risk’ groups – such as Somali and Bangladeshi communities – can have poor language and literacy skills
  • Visual materials, patient stories and trusted partners would be key to the campaign – transcending literacy and cultural barriers


  • The development of an impactive website – – and a highly visual stakeholder pack of materials – with a DVD of patient stories
  • Extensive work with ‘on the ground’ with community organisations communicating face to face with those at risk of TB


  • Awareness of tuberculosis has increased in at-risk groups