Survivors Against TB (SATB) – a community led movement aimed at strengthening India’s fight against TB, today, launched a series titled “Talking TB” – a set of video message logs to address India’s TB epidemic. The series will carry messages from TB survivors, Members of Parliament (MPs), national and international experts and public health specialists on key issues around TB.
Check this video message by Saurabh Rane, a 24-year-old doctor and fitness enthusiast who battled Extremely Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB). He focuses on depression and side- effects of TB medication. “Most of us are not aware that TB treatment has extreme side-effects and depression is common among the patients. We need support from family, friends and the community we live in”, he says.