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Global Activism: Treating and Preventing TB in India

It's Thursday and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

One-third of all Tuberculosis (TB) patients in the world belong to India. In 2006, there were 2.2 million new cases of this disease in the country, up from 2 million the previous year. The disease causes 400,000 deaths annually.

Sandeep Ah-who-juh and Dr. Shelly Batra are the founders of Operation Asha. Operation Asha runs 34 TB treatment centers and a community health clinic in the slums of Delhi.

Jerome talked with Shelly and Sandeep about Operation Asha this past September.  And at that time, they were preparing for rapid expansion of their TB treatment programs in Delhi.

Jerome asked Shelly how Operation Asha was doing since we last talked.

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