Stop TB Partnership

Figo observes a moment of silence - for all the people losing their lives to tuberculosis

9 February 2009 - Geneva - By tradition, on playing fields across the world, soccer teams stand silently for a moment to honour fallen team-mates or acknowledge the passing of football heroes. In a short film released today by the Stop TB Partnership international soccer star and Stop TB Ambassador Luis Figo observes a moment of silence for the nearly 5000 people who die each day of tuberculosis. The film, which was produced by Fabrica, the Benetton Group communications research centre, will be aired as a public service announcement on television networks and news and entertainment web sites across the world.