Through September 6, 2014
Center in Delhi
With more than 2 million cases of TB each year, India is the “TB capital” of the world. To date there have been many extraordinary efforts to scale up treatment for TB in India, from programs that have improved treatment rates through innovative “e-compliance” technologies to community social mobilization programs that have raised public awareness of TB. Yet, India still faces a TB crisis that needs a grassroots movement to fix it.
The coming months represent a crucial moment to build a movement to end deaths from TB. During the first week of September, The University of Chicago Center in Delhi hosted an Activist Training Institute for individuals committed to bringing attention to neglected TB issues. During the Training Institute, activist trainees learned how to organize communities affected by TB and advocate for accessible, high quality diagnosis and treatment services to achieve zero TB deaths in India.
This training was presented by the Partnership for TB Care and Control, Project Axshya, and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School in close collaboration with The University of Chicago Law School and The University of Chicago Center in Delhi.