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Posts tagged "stigma"
What can be done to counter TB stigma?

What can be done to counter TB stigma?

What’s it like to have TB? David Bryden, the Stop TB Officer at Results Educational Fund, had the opportunity to speak with two  inspiring TB nurses while he was at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) Conference last year about their own experiences with TB and TB stigma.
“It’s very difficult, because often you […]

New report highlights the urgent need for action on childhood tuberculosis

New report highlights the urgent need for action on childhood tuberculosis

Credit: Gary Hampton
A new report, Children and Tuberculosis: From Neglect to Action, outlining recommendations on how the international community and affected countries can combat childhood TB was released today by the ACTION global health advocacy partnership. 
Despite the international community paying increasing attention to the issue of childhood tuberculosis and despite it being both preventable and treatable, TB remains […]

The Burden of TB on Women: A Call to Action

The Burden of TB on Women: A Call to Action

“All my problems started with tuberculosis. I can say that tuberculosis destroyed my family since my father became ill… He was sick in the hospital a lot, my mom was by herself with no money… My family struggled, got in a lot of debt, which in a few years led to their not having a […]