Communications specialist for good
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The Union/ Ending the TB Epidemic

An estimated one million children develop TB every year, and 239,000 children die from this curable disease. 

An estimated one million children develop TB every year, and 239,000 children die from this curable disease. 

 
 

THE UNION/ Ending the tuberculosis epidemic

Tuberculosis is the world's biggest infectious disease, killing more people every year than malaria, more people than HIV. Every year 1.7 million people die from TB - 239,00 of them are children. 

Helen is the Global Director of Communications for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) - the first global public health organisation in the world. Helen has been brought in to raise awareness of TB around the world with the people needed to end this epidemic - the political leaders, researchers, funders, scientists, politicians, the communities affected by this terrible disease. 

With a global communications team in The Union's 11 offices, Helen oversees a huge range of communication campaigns - lobbying for change at the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly, running media and social media campaigns on Child TB, running communications at global conferences for lung health, placing press to combat the tobacco industry. Helen works closely with a ranch of stakeholders including the World Health Organization, Stop TB Partnership, the Global TB Caucus and Bloomberg Philanthropies

She is also the strategic lead on all elements of branding and marketing, and with No One Right Answer has consolidated The Union brand around the world. 

The Union is a membership organisation, with thousands of members and stakeholders working as an international network  for lung health. Helen has worked to develop a membership value proposition to rejuvenate the membership offering and ensure being a member of The Union will continue to be the heart of the organisation as it reaches its 100th anniversary in 2020. 


Full communications service:

  • Strategy and leadership
  • Website development
  • Social media
  • Press and PR
  • Brand evolution and guardianship
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Membership value proposition
  • Marketing collateral
  • Corporate comms
  • Crisis PR
  • Internal comms
  • Team management and recruitment
 
A nurse at one of The Union's projects in Myanmar, supporting nearly 50,000 people with HIV care and treatment. 

A nurse at one of The Union's projects in Myanmar, supporting nearly 50,000 people with HIV care and treatment. 

Recovered multidrug-resistant TB patient, Angela, waits to be seen for a routine consultation at a drug-resistant TB monitoring centre, where she continues to come for regular check-ups to ensure she is able to live a healthy and TB-free life.

Recovered multidrug-resistant TB patient, Angela, waits to be seen for a routine consultation at a drug-resistant TB monitoring centre, where she continues to come for regular check-ups to ensure she is able to live a healthy and TB-free life.

Domitilia takes the hand of her partner, Salvador, in their home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At 57 years old, Domitila has diabetes, but she still successfully recovered from tuberculosis after two years of treatment.

Domitilia takes the hand of her partner, Salvador, in their home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At 57 years old, Domitila has diabetes, but she still successfully recovered from tuberculosis after two years of treatment.