The World Health Organisation is recruiting a crack PR team to draw
attention to the world’s most dangerous and most neglected public health
The organisation is searching for five public relations personnel to
join its Global Tuberculosis Programme based at the WHO headquarters in
WHO wants to educate health professionals and public policy makers about
the use of a cure which costs an average of dollars 11 per patient.
Tuberculosis kills nearly three million people each year - more than
Aids, malaria and Ebola combined.
A public relations specialist responsible for promoting World
Tuberculosis Day in March and other media relations activities is being
The organisation is also looking for an editor to write reports and
newsletters on the global tuberculosis epidemic and a health
communications graduate to promote tuberculosis control policies in
Short-term contracts for public relations consultants in Asia, Africa
and Latin America and graduate students, based in Geneva, to assist in
the project are also available.
Global Tuberculosis Programme public affairs officer Kraig Klaudt said
that most control programmes for the disese around the world were in
‘This is a real public health challenge and the answer is not found in
laboratories but with the public will,’ said Klaudt. ‘It is very clear
we need to increase public relations and advocacy strategy to succeed,’