Tuberculosis

03 December 2007

Why is it important to overcome the social stigma associated with TB?

It is important that people with TB be visible in their communities, not hidden away.

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It is important that people with TB be visible in their communities, not hidden away.

Neighbours and family members must learn that TB can be cured.

Former TB patients are the best ambassadors for TB control. Those who have suffered from TB and are now cured are living proof of the effectiveness of TB treatment. They are well educated about TB symptoms, treatment and prevention and are therefore extremely valuable in spreading the information throughout their communities.

 

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