Gasping For Breath

Suno India

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Jun 30, 2022

Life after COVID - My body does not feel the same

The second season of Gasping for Breath is about the people who live with Long Covid.  About 22 months after the pandemic began, in October 2021, the World Health Organisation defined what they called Post Cov...

27 mins

Aug 11, 2020

Treating TB is hard, it is worse if you are a woman

TB is also a highly stigmatised disease making it very difficult for patients enduring treatment. In this episode, we look at how the stigma makes it worse for women TB patients, a marginalised group. We hear t...

26 mins

Feb 05, 2020

How the private sector can help battle TB?

The private sector treats about 70% of TB patients. In this episode, we go to Patna which is successfully running a programme in engaging the private sector to battle TB. The programme links the private sector...

22 mins

Jan 23, 2020

Why TB patients aren't getting the drugs they need

India has the highest number of patients suffering from drug-resistant tuberculosis in the world. However, the access to newer TB drugs which have so far been more effective are not as easily available. The pat...

27 mins

Dec 30, 2019

The connection between drug use, HIV and TB

In this episode, we travel to Manipur and understand the risks of TB infection with the drug user community. The drug user community has, by and large, been ignored by the TB programme of the country. However b...

22 mins

Nov 30, 2019

Kerala model of TB control

The Joint Monitoring Mission recently visited Kerala and were all praises for its work in TB control with aims to eliminate the disease. In this episode we speak to Dr Shibu Balakrishnan and Dr Rakesh PS, both...

32 mins

Nov 26, 2019

How one man and a simple box are engaging the community to fight against TB

All it takes is a big box which cannot go unnoticed to stir a conversation about what's in/on it. In Jharkhand, that's what clicked in Hazaribagh district. Faiz Anwar made a box with "What do you know about TB?...

13 mins

Nov 23, 2019

Tuberculosis and human rights

In this episode, we speak to human rights activist, Allan Maleche from Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) which has supported rights of both HIV positive people and TB patients and f...

25 mins

Oct 31, 2019

Bolo Didi - By the community & for the community of TB survivors

In this special episode, Suno India editor, Padma Priya, brings an interview with Nandita Venkatesan, one of the founders of Bolo Didi. Bolo Didi led by TB survivors and patient activists Nandita Venkatesan and...

21 mins

Oct 30, 2019

Why TB remains difficult to diagnose

This episode will describe the various problems faced by both patients and doctors in diagnosing TB. TB is tough to diagnose, and the difficulties only compound as the patients still do not have complete access...

29 mins