NEW DELHI, INDIA
Moanaraola, known as ‘Naro’, 38, plays with her daughter at home in New Delhi. Naro is a doctor who leads a community development project that serves to empower people living in poverty. After being cured of TB, she lives a normal life with her husband Abhijeet and their children, Astera and Aden.
India has the highest number of people with TB in the world, accounting for 25 percent of the global burden. The Union works through several projects in India to support efforts to reduce that burden. Activities include operational research to improve health systems, community outreach efforts to support patients with treatment, access to care and information, and advocacy work to rally commitment from both the government and the private sector.