Tomorrow is World TB Day. In honor of the hard work of many who are hoping to bring about an end to tuberculosis, we offer up a six-minute video below that uncovers one of the emerging issues in the fight against TB. We also want to show you want the human face of TB looks like. James Nachtwey, TED Prize winner, wanted to use digital media to bring awareness and attention to a drug-resistant strain of TB. In the video below, he does just this.
Reminding us that images stick with us and help us put human faces on very big and very global problems, the images should also inspire us to help stop this "disease of the poor" that kills someone every 20 seconds. TB is preventable and curable. It's time we begin to take action.