Photo of the Week: Taking the Journey to Fight TB

Posted on: 04 October 2012 | Photo of the Week

Photo: Taking the Journey to Fight TB

A husband and wife who work together as health promoters cross a river on their way to deliver medicine to a tuberculosis patient. It’s not unusual for unpaid promoters like this couple to travel entire days on foot to collect TB medicine and test kits and bring them back to their villages, so they can diagnose and treat patients. In remote indigenous areas of Paraguay, a network of volunteers form the backbone of Global Fund-supported efforts to contain TB. As of June 2012, Global Fund grants have supported TB treatment for 11,000 people in Paraguay.

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Copyright: The Global Fund / John Rae.

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