Tuberculosis (TB) is the world's second most infectious killer after COVID-19 today. It is airborne and can affect any one of us. Over 5 000 women, men and children still die each day from TB. The social and economic impacts are devastating, including poverty, stigma, and discrimination. This disease is curable and preventable, yet global actions and investments fall far short of those needed to end the global TB epidemic.
Meet Hysni Popshini, dispensary nurse, and Tuberculosis survivor.
"Since I am not only a TB survivor but also work in the medical field, I appeal to people in all communities to seek assistance from a family doctor if they experience symptoms of TB. Doing a faster examination helps with the treatment process and receiving the correct medication. Unfortunately people with TB experience some stigma or obstacles accessing healthcare, and this is not okay. Anyone can be infected, rich or poor. Although, certain groups are indeed more vulnerable than others as with many other diseases and health conditions. The important aspect is that people with symptoms get examined and treated as TB can be completely cured."