James Nachtwey on Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

My favorite photojournalist James Nachtwey was awarded the TED Prize in 2007 given a grant of us$100,000 and ‘One wish To change the world’. (If you have the time, go visit TED talks on their website for some inspiring great ideas on science, business and arts.)

Nachtwey best know for his stark images on humanity took the grant and started the project to highlight on Extreme Drug Resisant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Once treatable common disease has mutated through mis-management.

Everyone should be informed and educated that there is a serious concern that it might turn into a pandemic with no cure.

We have forgotten that Tuberculosis once plagued our world only a few decades ago. We have become complacent again, and this disease might be coming back on a pandemic level. XDR-TB arises when a patient with the common TB gets misdiagnosed or not treated. A simple treatment is all that is needed, as usual politics and money gets in the way.

Spread the word and bring attention to everyone at http://www.xdrtb.org/

James Nachtwey’s haunting photos of TB patients were taken from Thailand, Cambodia, India, Siberia, Lesotho brings us to the harsh reality. James Nachtwey’s haunting photos of TB patients were taken from Thailand, Cambodia, India, Siberia, Lesotho brings us to the harsh reality. His social documentary photos are filled with humanity that changes you. While his intentions are not to shock us, it shakes our attention and brings us back to reality, the gritty truth of what is really happening in the world.

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One response to “James Nachtwey on Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

  1. You might like this interview. NEED magazine spoke with James Nachtwey in December about his work with XDRTB. Pretty interesting.

    http://needmagazine.com/video/NEED06_Dialogue_Video.html

    Lauren

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