Miss SA to address UN on TB battle

Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green chose to use her experience to help break the stigma attached to the disease and revealed in August that she would make it her focus during her year of reign.
Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green chose to use her experience to help break the stigma attached to the disease and revealed in August that she would make it her focus during her year of reign.
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After her own battle with TB in 2015‚ Miss SA Tamaryn Green has made it her mission to create awareness about the disease and she’s now set to add her voice to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this weekend.

Tamaryn chose to use her experience to help break the stigma attached to the disease and revealed in August that she would make it her focus during her year of reign.

She hopes to “make a difference in the lives of millions of TB sufferers through my very personal #breakthestigma campaign”.

On the eve of South African Heritage Day, the medical student will share her personal health battle on the global platform.

“The world is on the cusp of a global push to deal with this killer disease.

“I am very grateful to have the power of the Miss South Africa platform – which is so much bigger than I could ever have imagined – and to be in a position to make my voice heard. Because of my title‚ I have an opportunity to help as many people as I can,” she said.

Tamaryn’s address will precede a historic meeting at which heads of state from around the world are expected to commit to a co-ordinated global strategy to deal with the disease.

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