Young professionals key to TB fight in India

Blessina Kumar, Chair of the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) in India and Trustee of TB Alert India, has called for a paradigm shift on TB in India; to include the voices of young, development professionals rather than the purely medical model of the past.

At a recent roundtable, young professionals working in urban planning, law, health and rural development, rallied to Mrs Kumar’s assertion that: “TB is closely linked and dependent on nutrition, education, planning, waste management,   public  health  systems   and  policy,  environment   and  community   mobilization.  It  is therefore both necessary and relevant to engage with young people across these various sectors.”


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