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Human face of TB: trauma, isolation, stigma et al

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New Delhi: Pain, fear and stigma – the numerous challenges of living with TB, which claims an average of 800 Indians everyday is being portrayed through artworks seeking to sensitise society and garner corporate support for the communicable disease.

One installation and 35 paintings capturing the emotions of the afflicted is part of an exhibition “Chehera: The Human Face of TB” has been put together in an exhibition here in support of the World TB day on March 24, jointly by the NGO Global Health Advocates (GHA) and Art for Change Foundation (ACF) in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

“We want people to see TB in a whole different perspective. While government and civil society members are involved in the fight against the disease an entire section of the society remains ignorant and tend to generally brush the issue under the carpet,” says Christo Mathews, advocacy officer, GHA India.

Reproduced from an article published in Indian Express on 23 March 2011

Written by JournalistsAgainstTB

March 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Posted in TB and Media

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