Personal stories from TB survivors: My journey fighting TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is the world's top infectious killer today. It is airborne and can affect any one of us. Over 5 000 women, men and children still die each day from TB. The social and economic impacts are devastating, including poverty, stigma and discrimination. This disease is curable and preventable, yet global actions and investments fall far short of those needed to end the global TB epidemic.

These are the stories of TB survivors from around the world on their journey fighting and beating TB. These survivors have experienced the side effects of TB medication, the difficulties of undergoing treatment, the mental and psychological impact, and want to raise awareness about this disease, including the importance of getting tested and adhering to treatment.

Their voices provide important perspectives and are a powerful tool for advocacy to accelerate the TB response and reach all affected people with prevention and care.

To read the stories, click here.

Source: WHO

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By World Health Organization

Published: Nov. 2, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Last updated: Nov. 3, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

Tags: Advocacy

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