We are Partners In Health clinicians and researchers with dozens of years of experience fighting tuberculosis (TB) globally. Joining us is TB advocate, bestselling author, and PIH trustee John Green! We’re here to answer any questions you may have...
We are Partners In Health clinicians and researchers with extensive experience fighting tuberculosis (TB) globally. Joining us is TB advocate, bestselling author, and PIH trustee John Green!
The World Health Organization named TB the deadliest infectious disease in the world, surpassing HIV. Despite this, there are still many who remain unaware of the disease and its ongoing global impact. Simultaneously, TB has been in the news due to successful advocacy efforts by John Green, his Nerdfighteria community, PIH, MSF, and other partners, all advocating for fair pricing on lifesaving diagnostic tests and new TB drugs—the first developed in almost 50 years.
So, what is TB? It is a common, and in many cases fatal, airborne infectious disease that often attacks the lungs and can affect other parts of the body.
PIH has been battling TB for more than three decades by treating and preventing the spread of the disease while working with partners to dramatically improve treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)—among the hardest types to treat—in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
Quick background on all of us answering your questions:
Dr. Maxo Luma, executive director of PIH Liberia
Dr. Michael Rich, senior global health physician for Partners In Health and endTB co-lead
Dr. Carole Mitnick, PIH TB specialist and Harvard Medical School professor of global health and social medicine
Drawing on our numerous years of experience fighting TB, we’re here to answer any questions you may have about this “tricky bug;” how it’s transmitted, diagnosed, and treated; and what we need to do to ensure more people reach a cure everywhere around the world.
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