Fusing journalism and TB – telling the stories as they are

A pictorial essay on 100+ years of TB – a problem that refuses to go away!

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By Jasvinder Sehgal

TB stamp - Portugal 1929

Anti TB stamp Yugoslavia 1940s

TB Seal - 1951

This is a pictorial essay on TB and these stamps date back to as far as 1940s indicating that we are grappling with a problem that refuses to go away. I have met philatelists who are of the opinion that stamps are good ambassadors for spreading awareness about TB. Recently at Villupuram in India, Tuberculosis awareness stamps worth INR 2,00,400 were released. The amount collected by the sale of the stamps would be utilized for the purpose of creating awareness among the people at large about tuberculosis, its preventive and curative aspects as well as distribution of medicines through the Self-Help Groups (SHHGs) and field workers. Such endeavors can inspire the masses also to contribute towards eradication of tuberculosis.

TB Seal - from when Sri Lanka was called Ceylon

Lahore TB Seal 1963

South African Tuberculosis seals 1976

We are a group of journalists to whom this medium is new, so we request readers to pardon the ‘techy’ glitches we have encountered while placing the stamps. Advice on how to do this better is welcome!

TB stamp - Bermuda

South Africa - TB stamps

TB stamp

TB stamps - assorted

Written by JournalistsAgainstTB

February 5, 2011 at 6:57 am

Posted in TB and Media

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