The Charity Global Health Education

Global Health Education (GHE) is a registered charity (no. 1146692) based in the UK. GHE was set up as a charity to improve health through education, particularly in relation to the disease Tuberculosis which has a global impact.

What does Global Health Education currently do?

The charity has set up and is further developing the website TBFacts.org.

The TBFacts.org website

The person in charge of the site and who does the main writing for the site is Annabel Kanabus.

Annabel has an expert knowledge of HIV infection and Tuberculosis (TB) and has been writing about these subjects for more than thirty years. This included starting and developing for many years the charity AVERT and it's website www.avert.org. TBFacts.org does not have any advertising on the site, and nothing is sold or promoted. GHE does not accept any donations from pharmaceutical companies or indeed any company with a commercial interest in any products related to TB.

Annabel and colleagues in Russia discuss with a Russian prison officer the situation with regard to TB in Russian prisons

Annabel and colleagues in Russia discuss with a Russian prison officer the situation with regard to TB in Russian prisons

The site is highly referenced in order that people reading the site can be confident about the source and accuracy of the information. Other volunteers help Annabel with checking out the factual information, but Annabel has overall editorial control. All the information on the site is in line with, and supports the information provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It also supports the guidance to the public given by national governments. The pages are regularly updated but only when new source documents are available.

Annabel has been praised by WHO for her writing and in 2005 received, on behalf of AVERT, first prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book Competition. In 2002 Annabel was given a grant by the British government to produce, with Russian government partners, an HIV/AIDS school curriculum, in addition to discussing TB with Russian prison officials.

The aim with TBFacts is to provide health information and education, particularly for people who do not have English as their first language. This is what one person said about avert.org

"This is an awesome web site. You tell it how it is, you don't use those huge words so no one knows what you are talking about"

and the same principle has been adopted for tbfacts.org.

If people use the comment or contact us facility to tell us about their individual situation then we advise them to talk further to a local doctor or  other health professional.

The information is not intended to replace but instead is intended to help people to have a dialogue with their doctor or other health professional. The information should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions, and is provided for information purposes only. A doctor or other health professional should always be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

What people have said

These are some of the things that people have recently said about the information that they have read.

"Updated information for medical care professionals" (Pakistan second-line-drugs)

"great page" (Zambia tb-drugs)

"nice Very informative for me" (India tb-india)

"good information" (India food-tb)

"Great site, thank you for all the work that has gone into the site" (South Africa)

"I was happy and got awareness on TB infection. Thanks." (Nigeria tb-prevention)

"Good" (Sri Lanka culture-tb)

"I am student this information very use to me (India cure-tb)

"Hi, thanx for ur TB awareness" (Kenya)

Contacting Global Health Education

There is a form that can be used to contact GHE.

Where is Global Health Education based?

The charity is based in the south of England.

Our physical address is:

Newhouse Farm
Worthing Road
West Grinstead
Horsham
West Sussex RH13 8GH
England