Tuberculosis: An Ailment of the Poor

  • A Sangamithra Professor, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Dhavamani Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Economics Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Health, Poverty, Morbidity, Tuberculosis, Costs, Pro-poor interventions


Tuberculosis is usually a social disease, inequitably affecting poor humans, specifically in resource constrained regions. Not solely do poverty-related elements such as terrible residing stipulations and under-nutrition enlarge the possibility of contamination and subsequent development to energetic disorder. This synergy between tuberculosis and poverty transcends economics. The related stigma, marginalization, depression, and despair increase poverty in its broader sense, growing related suffering and hampering tuberculosis elimination Poverty is the best obstacle to human and socio-economic development. The United Nations and its specialized organizations are focusing on poverty reduction as the main priority. In the health sector, poverty represents a foremost barrier to health and health care. The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated to integrating fairness and pro-poor insurance policies all through its work. Fighting TB and poverty collectively is essential to accelerate monetary and social increase and reduce the world burden of TB. An in-depth analysis and systems/policy/operations lookup exploring-poor initiatives as highlighted with the aid of stakeholders. In precise analyzing carrier delivery synergies between present poverty alleviation schemes and TB manage program aimed at benefiting poor and prone populations is necessary.

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