Eight months into her marriage, Rose Joseph (21, name changed) was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in January. Joseph was hospitalised for a week but when she was discharged, her husband asked her to stay at her parents’ place in Malad, saying he and his family had to travel for a wedding. For two weeks, her husband did not call to check on her. When her mother took her to her husband’s home, her mother-in-law said they didn’t want her in the house because she had TB. “My husband wasn’t even ready to face me. My mattress, bedsheets and other belongings had been burned,” said Joseph.
It may be curable but Tuberculosis (TB) remains a stigma in our country especially for women. Over a lakh Indian women are thrown out of their homes each year because they have TB. NDTV brings you the story of a woman who was deserted by her husband one year after marriage because she was diagnosed with TB. The 21-year-old woman’s only fault was that she was infected with tuberculosis.
Stewart Cole helped create the Global Health Institute in 2007. Located at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will use cutting-edge techniques to seek solutions to tuberculosis, a growing threat worldwide. Dr Cole’s work on tuberculosis, leprosy, AIDS, gas gangrene and bacterial molecular genetics is widely acclaimed throughout the world. He was a leading [...]
For World TB Day, the Financial Times’ Andrew Jack interviewed various members of the TB community to get their take on a range of topics. Interviewees are Paul Stoffels, head of R&D at Johnson & Johnson; Lucy Cheshire, a Kenyan campaigner; Paul Sommerfeld, chairman of TB Alert; Al Story, the clinical lead of a UK charity.