It is a widely known fact that despite being curable, Tuberculosis kills over 1000 people every day in India – the country which bears the highest burden of the disease. According to the Global TB Report for 2016 that was released last month, India continues to bear the world’s highest burden of TB, with 2.8 million people affected by the disease last year.
But TB is not just about numbers; it is about the struggles, battles, and victories of those affected by TB. In our latest initiative – a series called ‘Voices of TB Heroes’, we have tried to document the lives of those affected most by TB including people who are on treatment as well as TB survivors. All photographs and stories are being shared after obtaining full consent and we are very grateful to all those who agreed to share their stories.
We have also tried to capture the stories of our TB heroes, who have volunteered to be a part of the fight against TB and have prioritized communities over their personal interests in an effort to be the change.
You can check out the entire series on our blog here.