Tuberculosis: A Man's Disease?

Updated: Mar 23

It is often noted that males are more susceptible to tuberculosis. As a result, its effect on women is often ignored. World Tuberculosis Day - on March 24 - helps to raise awareness around and educate people about tuberculosis. It's time to shine a light on the reality of this killer disease.










Despite the fact that more than half of people diagnosed with tuberculosis are men, women may face more barriers when trying to access treatment. It is crucial that women with TB are empowered and receive education on how to prevent and cure this illness. For more information and to learn how you can help, visit Plan International.



Sources:

World Health Organization (WHO), 2021

Citizen News Service, 2012

TB Alert, n.d.


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