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World Tuberculosis Day – 2019

IT’S TIME TO END TB

Since centuries an afflicted disease called Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacteria. The higher chances of spreading such diseases is by coughing or sneezing. Exposing themselves to the diseases is breathing in the same air. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.6 million people died of TB, about ten million were newly infected, including one million children.

Seeing stigma in the community, people carry various myths about it, hence GLRA goal was to share the facts on TB for community understanding.

This year the theme “It’s time” brought a significant step to end TB. GLRA India observed this day in various locations where participants and team members along with government staff spread awareness about TB disease within the community.

When Farman affected with tuberculosis, He used to take medicine from the same chest clinic as the other team members would and that way he became friends with them. After going through a proper medication process, they got cured. Since the time of their well-being, they decided to showcase their talent of singing. They performed for the first time on the occasion of World TB Day. This indicates a positive transformation in their lives.

Key Activities

Transformation among people affected by TB

The most innovative program “Qawalli” opened the eyes of many people. The cured TB affected singers sang famous qawalli songs under the hospital premises of Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital, Shastri Park and Delhi. Farman Hussein (Singer) with his team members gave the message through singing a qwalli song. “When you are battling with such type of disease, you tend to forget to focus on your dreams. In order to become healthier, you ought to take care of your health and hygiene first which shall help you to achieve your life goals” he expressed.

Marching to end TB

Students from various schools, colleges and family members of TB affected patient took part in the program in Delhi and Mumbai which was launched by State TB Officer and Government health staff. It helped the people to have the knowledge of the disease. Particularly about its symptoms and prevention methods.

GLRA Counselor expressed about TB diseases and precautionary method to prevent it from spreading.

The participants pledge that they will fight against the dreaded diseases.

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