25593939_1725528774134321_4734610357969770599_nThe brochure “You and Tuberculosis” was edited by TBPeople and took more than a year to complete. The goal of the brochure is to explain in an easy and digestible way what the TB diagnosis means and to debunk the many myths surrounding the disease. The fact that the brochure was written by people who have already beaten TB, makes it particularly useful for those who just faced the diagnosis and need both information and moral support.

The work on the brochure involved many people. The main authors were Paulina Siniatkina, Ksenia Shchenina and Maria Tselovatova. Besides, Paulina – project author and TBpeople’s Chief Artist – made the brochure very lively with her illustrations. A number of TBpeople members contributed to the development of the brochure. Maria Krongauz, literary editor, made sure that both grammar and style of the text were impeccable. And the myths section was dealt with by some of the world’s leading experts from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova, which makes the brochure scientifically sound. It is important to note that the brochure was approved by the Chief TB Specialist of the Russian Ministry of Health, Dr. Irina Vasilyeva. The issue of the brochure wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, which provided funding for the development and printing of the brochure.

The printed run of the brochure is 10,000 copies. In the nearest future they will be flying over to the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia for dissemination.

The brochure is available for download here. Unfortunately, it is only available in Russian, but TBPeople are looking for opportunities to translate it into other languages.


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