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 being the volunteer chief executive for many years of the charity AVERT. Annabel has written a history of her time at AVERT and what it was like working for an HIV/AIDS charity in the early years of the HIV epidemic. History of AVERT.
Annabel started the website www.avert.org which continues to be one of the most popular HIV/AIDS websites in the world. After a period of ill health Annabel left AVERT in 2011 and subsequently set up TBFacts.org, having learnt about the impact TB has on people with HIV.
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.
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.
Annabel wins award
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.
Improving the school curriculum in Russia & England
In 2002 Annabel and AVERT were 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. In the UK Annabel Kanabus has called for appropriate sex education to start early in life.
Annabel Kanabus writes in simple English
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.
Talk to a local health professional
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 by anyone for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions, and is provided for information/education purposes only. A doctor or other health professional should always be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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.
What people have said
These are some of the things that people have recently said about the information that they have read.
"great page" (Zambia)
"nice Very informative for me" (India)
"good information" (India)
"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)
"Good" (Sri Lanka)
"I am a lawyer at Lahore High Court, Lahore, and read all the information which are very helpful to TB patient" (Pakistan)
Where is Global Health Education based?
The charity is based in the south of England.
This page was last updated in November 2021.