Since becoming an MP, Nick has worked closely with international development NGOs on the growing problem of tuberculosis, especially in developing countries. Most people think that TB is a disease of the past, but it killed 1.7 million people a year worldwide last year - more than any other infectious disease - and 10.4 million people fell ill with it. 30 million people have died from TB since 2000.
This year is a an exceptionally important one in the fight against TB. In September, the United Nations convened a High Level Meeting on TB, the first time the disease has received this level of global attention. Nick's work has been focused on ensuring that this event was a success and delivers a renewed effort in the battle to fight TB.