WBEZ | Tuberculosis http://www.wbez.org/tags/tuberculosis Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What's behind the rise of TB? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-12/whats-behind-rise-tb-113762 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Sanofi%20Pasteur.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Sanofi Pasteur)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232797833&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">The global TB epidemic</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Last month, the World Health Organization announced that tuberculosis is now the world&rsquo;s leading infectious disease killer. TB surpassed HIV in 2014. We&rsquo;ll talk with two experts: attorney Anand Grover, who once worked as UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and is now a senior advocate on the Supreme Court of India; and Brian Citro, clinical lecturer in Law and associate director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. Citro was in China recently to research TB outbreaks. They&rsquo;ll tell us some of the reasons why TB has made a comeback.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><a href="http://twitter.com/@AnandGroverRepo">Anand Grover</a> is a former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, a senior advocate on the Supreme Court of India, and the Director and Co-Founder of the Lawyers Collective in India. </em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Brian Citro is a clinical lecturer in law and associate director for the International Human Rights Clinic at the <a href="http://twitter.com/@UChicago">University of Chicago</a> Law School.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232798755&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">War continues in Yemen&nbsp;</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Saudi Arabia has sent ground troops to Yemen and launched air strikes for the last several months. The Saudis now say publically they want a ceasefire, but Belkis Wille, a Human Rights Watch researcher based in Yemen, disagrees. She&rsquo;ll tell us why she believes Saudi actions have indicated the opposite. Wille also believes the United States is more directly involved in the Yemen civil war than it has indicated.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fc07db94-fd93-e069-5024-29e8d287bc2e"><a href="http://twitter.com/@belkiswille">Belkis Wille</a> is a Yemen and Kuwait researcher for <a href="http://twitter.com/HRW">Human Rights Watch</a>&rsquo;s Middle East and North Africa Division.</span></em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232799362&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: The &quot;free gift of transfer leveraging technology&quot;&nbsp;</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Today for Global Activism, we feature the &ldquo;Free Gift of Knowledge Transfer Leveraging Technology&quot; project. It utilizes Google Hangout and technology transfers to share expertise from various fields with educators, students and professionals in India and around the world. Global Activist Manu Vora will tell us how utilizing the simplest of technologies can transform lives.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:<em>&nbsp;</em></strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fc07db94-fd95-e2f7-7ee4-bfaf235a1a0b"><a href="http://twitter.com/manuvora">Manu K. Vora</a> is the president of Blind Foundation for India (BFI). &nbsp;</span></em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-12/whats-behind-rise-tb-113762 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