Tuberculosis In India

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem in India. The "German Doctors" are fighting the disease in the slums of Kolkata. This reporting project explores the efforts to stop TB by means of new drugs and better access to healthcare.

  • €14,060 Budget in Euros
  • 2018-02-11 Final release date
  • 2 Round winner
  • 3 Locations
  • 6 Durations in months

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a major health problem in India. The "German Doctors" have been fighting tuberculosis for over thirty years in the slums of Kolkata. To be more effective, they have also been cooperating with local healers. This reporting project explores the German and Indian efforts to stop TB. It investigates the research being done by scientists in India and worldwide, focusing on the development of new drugs, faster diagnosis and, ultimately, a vaccine.

Photo: Maurice Ressel/German Doctors e.V.

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