Gasping For Breath

Suno India

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Nov 30, 2019

Kerala model of TB control

The Joint Monitoring Mission recently visited Kerala and were all praises for its work in TB control with aims to eliminate the disease. In this episode we speak to Dr Shibu Balakrishnan and Dr Rakesh PS, both...

32 mins

Nov 26, 2019

How one man and a simple box are engaging the community to fight against TB

All it takes is a big box which cannot go unnoticed to stir a conversation about what's in/on it. In Jharkhand, that's what clicked in Hazaribagh district. Faiz Anwar made a box with "What do you know about TB?...

13 mins

Nov 23, 2019

Tuberculosis and human rights

In this episode, we speak to human rights activist, Allan Maleche from Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) which has supported rights of both HIV positive people and TB patients and f...

25 mins

Oct 31, 2019

Bolo Didi - By the community & for the community of TB survivors

In this special episode, Suno India editor, Padma Priya, brings an interview with Nandita Venkatesan, one of the founders of Bolo Didi. Bolo Didi led by TB survivors and patient activists Nandita Venkatesan and...

21 mins

Oct 30, 2019

Why TB remains difficult to diagnose

This episode will describe the various problems faced by both patients and doctors in diagnosing TB. TB is tough to diagnose, and the difficulties only compound as the patients still do not have complete access...

29 mins

Oct 22, 2019

The crucial link between malnutrition and TB

In this episode, we historically trace the importance of nutrition for the treatment of tuberculosis which disappeared as soon as the medicines were found for the disease. We talk about the present-day crisis,...

32 mins

Sep 16, 2019

How TB thrives in India's airless homes

Bad housing is one of the major drivers in the spread of TB. In this episode, we talk to experts on how it was the non-medical interventions such as better housing and nutrition which pulled down the TB epidemi...

21 mins

Aug 29, 2019

New FDA approved drug to take on the deadliest form of Tuberculous

"A new drug to treat tuberculosis -petromanid- was approved by the USFDA last week. In this special episode of the podcast, we speak to Leena Menghaney, South Asia head of Médecins Sans Frontières'  Access Camp...

28 mins

Jul 29, 2019

The rise of drug resistant tuberculosis in India

This episode talks about the emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India. This emergence coincided with the launch of Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse or DOTS programme in the late 90s. This progra...

31 mins

Jun 29, 2019

Decoding the spread of TB and its cures

In this first episode of 'Gasping for Breath', India's first podcast on state of tuberculosis and it's treatment in India, we go back in time to understand the emergence of this deadly disease. Menaka Rao, seni...

25 mins