En el país con la tasa más alta de tuberculosis multidrogorresistente de Sudamérica, decenas de personas esperan por operaciones de tórax que les ayude en su recuperación. Las organizaciones de afectados por esta enfermedad han denunciado tres muertes de personas que estaban en lista de espera.
This week's book recommendation is Paul Farmer's "Pathologies of Power".
"Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of #humanrights . Paul Farmer, a physician and #anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world’s poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other.
Farmer shows that the same social forces that give rise to #epidemic#diseases such as #HIV and #tuberculosis also sculpt risk for human rights violations. He illustrates the ways that racism and gender inequality in the United States are embodied as disease and death. Yet this book is far from a hopeless inventory of abuse. Farmer’s disturbing examples are linked to a guarded optimism that new medical and social technologies will develop in tandem with a more informed sense of social justice. Otherwise, he concludes, we will be guilty of managing social inequality rather than addressing structural violence. Farmer’s urgent plea to think about human rights in the context of #globalpublichealth and to consider critical issues of quality and access for the world’s poor should be of fundamental concern to a world characterized by the bizarre proximity of surfeit and suffering." Amazon.ca @amazon
Psalms 128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Amma still misses you.She turned 90 today and got a lot of gifts.But she no longer could be cheered by gifts because "You" her prized posession was no longer with her.
I do try to spend a lot of time with her-praying with her and for her.
I sing for her and make my little cousin Nate dance for her.
I try to lighten the mood around her and crack my silly jokes.Somedays she laughs and laughs to her hearts content.But other days it's difficult for even her lips to curl a little.
I asked her a few days back whether she wanted a watch as a gift for her birthday?
She replied in Malayalam which I translate for you in English- "What is the need of a watch for a person who is going to die soon."
I was upset and bawled.Chechi soon told Amma about my crying and Amma gently wiped the tears from my cheek.
Appa, I told her we shall all go to heaven together when Jesus comes to take us at his second coming.
Appa I missed spending time with you and I don't want to regret it this time around.
I wore her saree with her permission but she looked the best on her day!!!(She also told me that I could keep the saree but I gave it back to her soon after lunch was over)
Appa don't you worry, we shall try our best to keep Amma happy till we all meet with you in our heavenly nest.
Lots of love,
P.S-Appa, your wife is still as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: and your children like olive plants round about your table.
Life is a journey-a tough one to sojourn on!!!
Some days are good and others are bad. At times we find everything in life going against us.We no longer find meaning in life.We don't understand the reason of our existence and the point of our very living. In all those times cling on to the Lord.For he has a reason- "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1
Search your souls, for the answers lie within that very God given soul.Find your purpose and persevere to pursue that God Given Purpose.
Alex's TB girls. I'm late to the party 'cause I ended my internship a few weeks ago but I have to say it was a pleasure to have worked for/with such amazing statisticians and fun-loving people (in this team and in the boys team). Thank you! #weworkwithmodelsdiscretelyandcontinuously
Had the cool opportunity to take a drone up to the abandoned Edwin Shaw Rehab Hospital in Akron, OH. This is the supposedly haunted Sunshine Cottage building where children with TB were treated. This later cared for orphans and abused children before it closed. SO COOL!
#ImpactAtAbt The Abt-led, @USAID-funded Defeat TB project supports a shelter in #Kyrgyzstan for people suffering from #tuberculosis (#TB ). This shelter is the first of its kind in the country. We’re sharing some of the residents’ stories to illustrate the impact the shelter is having on its community.
After completing a five years sentence in a Kyrgyz prison where he became ill with tuberculosis, Andrei had nowhere to go or live. He could have started work and rented a place, but the heavy side effects of his treatment made that impossible. "Without this shelter here, I would have had nowhere to go after prison, and I would have not been able to complete my treatment." At the shelter, Andrei receives social support and counselling. That proved critical for him to finally beat a long drug addiction history. He stopped using drugs in May 2016 and has been sober since. “In the prisons I saw a lot of people ill with tuberculosis, and when they are released at the end of their sentence, they don’t always have a place to go” he said. “This happened to some of my friends, and they could not continue their treatment, resulting in quite difficult and sad stories.” 📸 Olivier Le Blanc
Iklan Layanan Masyarakat Kerjasama PR TB HIV Care Aisyiyah Dengan Kementrian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia.
Melalui iklan ini kami berharap masyarakat semakin waspada terhadap kuman TB karena jika tidak segera ditangani akan berakibat pada kematian.
Ayo Wujudkan Indonesia Bebas Tuberculosis !!! #tb#tuberculosis#worldtbday
Hay 43 casos de #tuberculosis en San Isidro y apuntan al gobierno por "abaratar" la compra de medicamentos .
La diputada Teresa García (FPV) denunció que en La Cava, localidad del municipio "más rico de la Provincia" gobernado por Gustavo Posse, de #Cambiemos , se multiplicaron los casos de tuberculosis, que es una "enfermedad de la pobreza", y advirtió que hubo retrasos en la compra de medicamentos de prevención por parte del gobierno de Mauricio #Macri y un abaratamiento de los costos. [📸: @juandiasfoto ]
Certifique sus predios libres de brucelosis y tuberculosis con Asocebú y obtenga grandes beneficios en su ganadería ¡Recuerde que tenemos los mejores precios del mercado!
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American Thoracic Society visitation..in frame: microbiology laboratory..me explaining the use of rapid molecular test (GeneXpert) on diagnosing drug resistant and sensitive tuberculosis at Dr.Moewardi general hospital.. #pulmonology#tuberculosis
Brief presentation about Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (PMDT) profile services of Dr. Moewardi general hospital by dr.Jatu Aphridasari, Pulmonologist-consultant @jatu_paru ..on American Thoracic Society visitation for monitoring drug resistant tuberculosis program.. #pulmonology#pulmonologist#stoptb#tuberculosis
"People with low levels of vitamin A who live with individuals who were sick with tuberculosis were 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research led by investigators at @harvardmed .
TB strikes hardest in low- and middle-income countries, where vitamin A deficiency can affect up to 30 percent of the population.
Vitamin A deficiency—defined as less than 200 micrograms per liter of blood—fueled the risk of developing TB disease by 10-fold. That risk was 20 times higher among young people between the ages of 10 and 19. That finding, the researchers say, suggests that vitamin A may play an even greater role in immunity among younger people. The researchers found that vitamin A levels in the baseline sample strongly predicted progression to TB disease, even after adjustment for socioeconomic status, body mass index and other conditions thought to increase TB disease risk or affect vitamin A levels.
Link in the bio.
This #MuseumMonday also happens to be #NationalCousinsDay . Here in Saranac Lake, the word "cousin" had a different meaning! Cousining was a term used in the area to refer to romances that developed, usually between patients, in the course of the tuberculosis cure. A gazebo at Trudeau Sanatorium was known as the "cousinola." Mary Welday and Duke Huntington are pictured here "cousining" in the 1930s. Check out our wiki for more on "cousining" and couples who met while being treated for TB in the area. Photograph courtesy of Priscilla Mackay Goss.
Helping to build stronger foundations and a brighter future for everyone is part of our mission. Preventive action and education help parents take responsibility for their own health and their children's. #tuberculosis#peereducation#hiv#bangkok#khlongtoei
Day 37 since I have started taking medicines for TB.
The photo on the right is from Day 1 and on left is from today, taken in the same room, under the same light and clothes, without any make up. The difference is visible.
The sole purpose of posting this comparative picture is to show all the people out there that TB is not a life threatening disease anymore. If diagnosed at an early stage, it can be cured in less than two months.However it is important to complete the course, so that it doesn't relapse.
Eating right and getting enough rest along with the medicines play a big part. However my medicines will still continue till next week, as I am about to have another round of chest x ray and a test of my sputum.
All I want to say to those, who are still fighting the battle, is don't lose hope, you will be fine. 😊