April 22, 2016

TB now top infectious killer in world, how students can help

Written by Emily Dorsey

This post originally appeared on The Western Carolinian’s website.

Everyone has the opportunity to make a change in the world. We go to college in order to make a difference in our lives and in others. The only problem is, we find excuses. We see the opportunities available and think to ourselves “I should get involved” but then we don’t. Why? Maybe it is because it involves traveling and we can’t afford that. Maybe it involves weekly meetings that our academic schedule doesn’t leave time for. Maybe we want to help others but simply do not know how to begin. Luckily, RESULTS offers what you are trying so hard to find and more.

According to their flyer, “RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.”

RESULTS is a global organization and part of its focus is on infectious diseases, which are becoming some of the bigger causes of poverty. The United States shows leadership by providing the majority of volunteers and funding for this organization.

“People who push congressmen to take a stand are the people that live here. Students can play a large role in representing our values,” said Amanda Beals, RESULTS Global Grassroots Expansion Manager. “If we can be the generation to put an end to AIDS and TB, it is students now that will need to make that happen.”

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