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"Awareness starts with you"


In every poverty stricken community, the stakes are highest for the poorest families, particularly women and girls. It is always the most vulnerable among us who have the most to lose. Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the deadliest chronic diseases in the world, with more than 10 million people dying from it every year. The burden of TB is still at an all time high in India. In 2022, according to the Global Tuberculosis Report by the WHO, around 2 million of cases were recorded in India, making India the country with the highest number of cases in the world. Among people in India suffering with TB are people also living with HIV/AIDS and young children. Given the seriousness of TB burden in India, we remain steadfast in our quest to build better and healthier TB free prosperous communities.

10 million people

worldwide develop TB every year 

2 million cases

of TB are recorded in India each year

4 million people

 don't receive adequate TB care 

Fighting TB is more than a necessity, it is an emergency. TB is not just a medical issue, it is - more than anything - a social one. Because being infected synonymous with stigmatization and social exclusion, people are afraid to get tested. And when they do, they can’t speak about it with their surrounding community. This has two consequences: infected people continue spreading TB and have a poor treatment compliance, which leads to multi-drug resistant TB. The government has given free access to diagnoses and treatments, but this is not enough. We need to change the mentalities and the social representations to really put an end to this epidemic.

Rainbow TB Forum

Rainbow TB Forum and Blossom Trust NGO support TB control activities, including the education, prevention, and treatment of TB,
as well as undertaking lobbying and advocacy.

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