Around 25 percent of people worldwide are infected with TB bacteria. Only about five to 10 percent of them will go on to develop the disease. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ‘Global Tuberculosis Report 2018’, India accounted for 27 percent of the 10 million people, who had developed TB in 2017, besides making up 32 percent of global TB deaths among HIV-negative people and 27 percent of combined TB deaths.
On the occasion of World TB Day, The Suno India Show brings this special episode hosted by Menaka Rao, a senior health journalist who is in conversation with Nandita Venkatesan, a TB and disability advocate. who spoke at the U.N.’s first high-level meeting on tuberculosis which was held last year.