2011 Publications

Children and TB: Exposing a Hidden Epidemic

ACTION (September 2011)

ACTION’s enlightening analysis of the link between the burden of tuberculosis (TB) and the world’s most vulnerable children - those who are malnourished, orphans, or living with HIV sheds light on a neglected epidemic. The report, Children and Tuberculosis: Exposing a Hidden Epidemic, is a reminder that TB is not a disease of the past and remains a leading killer, especially of children whose underdeveloped immune systems leave them particularly susceptible.

Tuberculosis: Voices in the fight against the European epidemic

TB Europe Coalition | ACTION (September 2011)

Having Tuberculosis (TB) is a global epidemic. However, this report aims to draw much needed attention to the fact that TB is not a mysterious disease in a distant land. TB in Europe has been on the rise over the past decade; affecting men, women and children from across the region and from vastly different communities. Despite the devastating impact that TB has on these communities, genuine political action to tackle the disease at the regional level remains to be seen. Contained in this report are seven case studies telling the human side of the story - patients, doctors, health care workers and advocates speak out about their experiences, achievements and the challenges faced in tackling this regional epidemic. tuberculosis.

Chehera: The Human Face of TB

GHA India (March 2011)

The real lives and faces behind the disease inspired Global Health Advocates India to harness the power of art through a collaboration with the Art For Change Foundation — a group of socially conscious artists — to create an exhibition dedicated to those who battle with TB.

A gallery showing was organized on World TB Day, 2011 where the public were invited to see powerful images that truly illustrate the challenge that this scourge presents. The exhibit allowed these artists to transcend the physical world of TB to one where art becomes a window into emotions, experiences, perspectives, aspirations, and dreams. Inside the attached PDF are 88 pgs of images and personal accounts from the artists who created them, as well as some insightful and informative statements from those on the ground fighting TB. “Chehera: The Human Face of TB” should inspire you to educate yourself further and do what you can to help stop the spread of tuberculosis.