Johannesburg – After launching her #BreakTheStigma campaign in August, which aims to create awareness around Tuberculosis (TB), Miss SA Tamaryn Green has been invited to address the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York on the subject.
Tamaryn will share her personal battle with TB at the gathering which will precede a historic meeting at which Heads of State from around the world are expected to commit to a coordinated global strategy on how to deal with the disease.
It is the first ever United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis.
Speaking about the opportunity, Tamaryn said in a press statement: “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 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 added: “I am also excited that I will be in New York at the launch of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Peace Summit which will focus on global peace. It is in honour of the centenary of Madiba and will take place at the un headquarters on what is our Heritage Day, September 24th.”