Tuberculosis is an extremely contagious disease that currently infects a third of the world’s population. It also disproportionately affects the poverty-stricken, the socially discriminated, and the already health-compromised in every nation and especially in under-developed nations. How we begin to address this health disparity, and how can citizens across the world get involved?
In a two-part podcast series, Dr. Barun Mathema, an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, explores the complexities of tuberculosis and its treatment in a global context. In Part 2, Dr. Mathema emphasizes the importance of a global, holistic approach to tuberculosis and to healthcare as a whole and speaks about humanistic responsibility in public health.