WBEZ | Tuberculosis http://www.wbez.org/tags/tuberculosis Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Shelley Batra and Operation ASHA http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shelley-batra-and-operation-asha-111775 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Courtesy of Operation Asha.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-12a7cca4-57bd-fe25-feac-40de5dd974ee">Once thought under control, Tuberculosis (TB) had begun to make a comeback. Incidences were rising around the world, including in developed countries. The trend was so serious, that fifteen years ago, the United Nations set the goal of reversing incidences of infectious diseases like TB by the end of 2015. Tuesday was World TB day and for today&rsquo;s </span>Global Activism, we&rsquo;ll get an update from long-time Global Activist Dr. Shelly Batra. She&rsquo;s founder and president of Operation Asha. It&rsquo;s an NGO that delivers mass treatment of TB to underprivileged populations around the globe.</p></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shelley-batra-and-operation-asha-111775 Global Activism: Operation ASHA wants to stop Tuberculosis from making a comeback http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-operation-asha-wants-stop-tuberculosis-making-comeback-104824 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/operation asha.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Tuberculosis is making a comeback &mdash; but in places you&rsquo;d least suspect. The number of cases in a city like London has surged 50 percent in the last decade. Tuberculosis kills more adults than any other infectious disease besides HIV/AIDS.</p><p>This is cause for great concern, as one of the <a href="http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/">UN Millennium Development Goals</a> is to reverse incidences of infectious diseases like TB by 2015.</p><p>Sandeep Ahuja and Dr. Shelly Batra run the NGO <a href="http://www.opasha.org/">Operation Asha</a>. They bring tuberculosis treatment and health services to the poorest of the poor in India&rsquo;s urban slums and rural villages. Recently, they have expanded into Asia and Africa.</p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-operation-asha-wants-stop-tuberculosis-making-comeback-104824