Mohammed Asad Mia is fighting for what counts – defeating tuberculosis (TB), supporting his beloved family and growing his business - all under the threat of COVID-19. To mark World Tuberculosis Day 2022, the Global Fund shares Asad’s personal story of overcoming TB during the COVID-19 pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Despite the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the fight against TB globally, Bangladesh’s National TB Control Program in partnership with the Global Fund, BRAC and other partners successfully expanded TB testing and community care. By the end of 2021 Bangladesh reached an all time high in its TB treatment coverage rate. Asad is one of the people who was reached with these vital services.