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Weavers’ Villages in India Suffer TB Epidemic

Weavers’ Villages in India Suffer TB Epidemic | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

 

A report by BISWAJEET BANERJEE

for TIME magazine

 

This cluster of poor villages, long known for its colorful silk saris, now is known for something else: tuberculosis. Nearly half of Lohata's population has it — some 100,000 people — and the community's weaving tradition is part of the reason it is on the front line of a major Indian health crisis.

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TB and COPD on the rise among powerloom workers of Burhanpur

TB and COPD on the rise among powerloom workers of Burhanpur | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by SKAND VIVEK DHAR

for Patrika

 

 

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Rural women launch silent fight against TB

Rural women launch silent fight against TB | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by RADHESHYAM JADHAV

for The Times of India

 

 

Pune: Reshma (name changed) was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) during a free health check-up camp held in Satara, about 109 km from Pune. Government doctors asked her husband to start treatment immediately. The man first refused to accept that his wife has been infected. Then he locked her in a room for about a week. When doctors reached his doorsteps, he drove them away.

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Overcoming stigma and misconceptions related to TB

Overcoming stigma and misconceptions related to TB | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by MUKESH KEJARIWAL

for Dainik Jagran

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India's fight against TB undermined by chronic undernourishment

A report by BHARATHI GHANASHYAM

for Deccan Herald

 

Nowadays when Tarsil Orao (50) wakes up in his little hut in a village near Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, he does not reach out for a customary morning cup of tea. The cost of tea leaves, sugar, milk and fuel is more than his household can absorb on the meagre income he earns as a casual agriculture labourer.

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UP's weavers: Weaving tales of misery under state neglect

UP's weavers: Weaving tales of misery under state neglect | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by SHAILVEE SHARDA

for The Times of India 

 

VARANASI: The gold or silver lining to soft silk and intricate hues of vibrant red, green or blue spread over the welcoming carpets have two things in common — weavers and their poverty-stricken life.

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Social and emotional support necessary for MDR-TB patients

Social and emotional support necessary for MDR-TB patients | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by MUKESH KEJARIWAL

for Dainik Jagran

 

 

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Paucity of medicines hits TB eradication campaign

Paucity of medicines hits TB eradication campaign | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by BISWAJEET BANERJEE 

for The Pioneer 

 

LUCKNOW: Paucity of drugs and lack of infrastructure has given a big setback to Uttar Pradesh Government’s resolve to fight tuberculosis giving a scare that there could be increase in TB cases, particularly Multi-Drug Resistant TB, in the state.

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Fixing India's TB control policy

A report by BHARATHI GHANASHYAM 

for Express Pharma 

 

Despite having a focused TB control programme for over five decades, India faces the ignominy of having the largest number of TB cases in the world. Non-compliance, confusion and poor implementation of government policies mark the failure of the system, both private and public, in providing quality treatment for TB to those who need it. Who will clean up the mess in the TB sector, asks Bharathi Ghanashyam.

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Breathless Bundelkhand: 'Dust is what we eat and breathe'

Breathless Bundelkhand: 'Dust is what we eat and breathe' | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by SHAILVEE SHARDA

for The Times of India 

 

KABRAI (MAHOBA): Haze is all one can see beyond 60 metres in Kabrai, a pocket of legal and illegal stone mining in Bundelkhand. The visibility reduces to zero when a stone crusher unit starts working.

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Killer disease spreads tentacles

A report by BISWAJEET BANERJEE

for The Pioneer

 

India has the highest incidence of TB in the world, according to the WHO's Global Tuberculosis Report 2013. The report reveals that the country also has the world’s most missed TB cases.

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Sagaur's 6 crore bidi hospital: No TB or cancer specialist, not even a surgeon appointed

Sagaur's 6 crore bidi hospital: No TB or cancer specialist, not even a surgeon appointed | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by SKAND VIVEK

for Dainik Jagran

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Sprawling slums increase probability of TB infection

Sprawling slums increase probability of TB infection | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by RADHESHYAM JADHAV

for The Times of India

  

PUNE:  Proliferation of slums clubbed wtih unhygienic conditions and acute poverty are contributing to the growth of Tuberculosis (TB) in urban areas, suggest the state health department and organisations working with the state machinery under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP).

 

 

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Quacks instrumental in increase in TB cases

A report by BISWAJEET BANERJEE

for The Pioneer 

 

LUCKNOW: When Rahul Sharma, 48, started coughing regularly he thought it was because of cold or change in weather. It was autumn of 2010. There was a nip in the air. Cold, cough and sneezing was regular.

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India losing the battle against TB?

India losing the battle against TB? | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by BIJOYETA DAS 

for Al Jazeera 

 

The days Rafael Hasta coughs up blood, his son Samuel gives him mashed papaya with boiled rice and red tea. Hasta refuses to eat anything else. Diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) three years ago, Hasta - from Assam in India's northeast - has seen a doctor only four times.

 

"I lose a day's work, wait for two hours, and the doctor meets the patient for only five minutes and never explains anything," he says. The doctor's visit was free, but X-ray and medicines cost $15 each time.

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TB: The numbers may be falling but the danger is rising

TB: The numbers may be falling but the danger is rising | Media Fellowships for reporting on TB | Scoop.it

A report by ANUPAMA KUMARI

for Panchayatnama

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