Tuberculosis: the scourge of another era ravaging India silently

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India accounts for a quarter of all cases of tuberculosis. This project will follow the work of NGOs at the heart of the contagion outbreaks and will investigate the challenges and promises of access to the treatment.

  • €10,350 Budget in Euros
  • 2019 Final release date
  • 2 Round winner
  • 1 Location
  • 1 Durations in months

Tuberculosis is, since 2016, the deadliest infectious disease in the world, ahead of HIV. And India accounts for one fourth of the cases, which makes it the worst affected country.

The indian government has initiated a campaign to eradicate the disease by 2025. But that appears to be a highly difficult objective, especially because new strains of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis are appearing in the country.

In this story, we are featuring the fight of patients and public doctors against this age-old disease. And following the struggle of multi-drug resistant patients to access two new drugs, the Bedaquiline and Delamanid.

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