WBEZ | Tuberculosis http://www.wbez.org/tags/tuberculosis Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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