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Our Mission

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB's mission is to accelerate progress towards ending the TB epidemic.  We work primarily through the UK parliament to push the UK government to improve its policies on TB and devote more resources to tackling the epidemic.  

Our Members

The APPG has two co-chairs and four vice-chairs:

 

Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE MP 

Conservative

Arundel and South Downs

Virendra Sharma MP

Labour

Ealing Southall

Nic Dakin MP

Labour

Scunthorpe

Baroness Suttie

Liberal Democrat

Baroness Sheehan

Liberal Democrat

Jim Fitzpatrick MP 

Labour

Poplar and Limehouse

For the full list of our Members, click here.

Secretariat

RESULTS UK provide the Secretariat to the APPG and can be contacted at

janika.hauser@appg-tb.org.uk

History

2005-2010

 

The APPG TB was founded by Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP (Conservative), Andrew George (Liberal Democrat), and Julie Morgan AM (Labour) following a parlaimentary trip to Kenya with RESULTS UK in 2005.  The APPG worked closely with the APPGs on HIV and Malaria across the parliament and played a key role in securing pledges on the Global Fund in the 2010 manifestos.

 

2010-2015

 

Julie Morgan was not returned to parliament after the 2010 election and the APPG was chaired by Andrew George following Nick Herbert's appointment as a Minister.  Nick returned as APPG co-chairman in 2013 alongside Virendra Sharma MP as Labour co-chairman.

 

The APPG focused on the Global Fund throughout much of the early part of the parliament and helped secure a £1bn pledge from the UK government in December 2013.  Work on TB in the UK helped secure a new van for Find & Treat and the launch of the Collaborative TB Strategy for England in February 2015.

 

The APPG was instrumental in securing manifesto pledges from two of the major parties on R&D and infectious diseases.

 

2015

In November 2015 the Government followed the Conservative Party's manifesto pledge with the creation of the Ross Fund, a commitment to spend £1 billion over the next five years on research and development for infectious disease. 

 

The APPG closely followed the work of the independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance commissioned by the former Prime Minister. In May 2016, its final report set out ten recommendations and noted that: "Tackling TB and drug-resistant TB must be at the heart of any global action against AMR.  The burden of TB is too great, and the need for new treatments too urgent". AMR is now firmly on the global health agenda and the APPG continues to monitor the UK's engagement through the G20, UN and WHO. 

2016

 

Through a series of questions, debates, events and representations to DFID over 2016, the APPG was heavily involved in the Fifth Replenishment of the Global Fund. Noting the importance of parliamentary support, in September the Government announced a significant increase in its contribution to the Fund with a pledge of £1.1 billion. 

2017 

The All-Party Parliamentary Group visited India, with co-chair Virendra Sharma MP meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss Indo-British efforts to End TB.

The APPG organised Early Day Motion 1070, recognising progress made in the fight against TB and calling for renewed efforts, particularly on R&D. 

APPG Co-Chair Nick Herbert MP attended the WHO Ministerial Summit on TB in Moscow on behalf of the Global TB Caucus. The meeting and its declaration laid the foundations for the forthcoming UN High Level Meeting on TB. 

2018

 

The APPG hosted a World TB Day reception. The Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP spoke at the meeting, celebrating progress made in the fight against TB, particularly thanks to the UK's leadership on TB research, and pledging to redouble efforts to end TB ahead of the UN High Level Meeting. 

The APPG co-ordinated a letter to the Prime Minister, encouraging her to prioritise the fight against TB and asking her to demonstrate the UK's leadership by attending the forthcoming UN High Level Meeting in person. The letter secured cross-party support, with over 100 signatures.