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Lilly MDR-TB partnership announced the release of a first-of-its-kind compilation of patient stories with insights on the disease burden and health implications of TB in India.
The book is authored by Mr Chapal Mehra, a well-known TB activist and provides a platform for people to share the stories of their struggle against the disease.
For many years, tuberculosis, and more recently MDR-TB, have imposed a significant physical, emotional and economic burden on patients, their families and the society.
As policies are designed to prevent and treat the disease, it becomes crucial to understand the needs, challenges and experiences of TB patients in the country.
The patient case book describes the grit and determination that the battle against TB requires of patients, particularly those who suffer from MDR-TB.