• What we need is support, empathy and encouragement for TB patients. It’s a physical battle but also a mental one where family and friends matter a great deal. "

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  • I ran the Half Marathon because I wanted to prove that there is more to my life than TB. I ran as if nothing mattered. All the pain had vanished when I reached the finish line. I was still on treatment. I finally knew I had defeated TB- in every way!"

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  • I realised that there is a silence around TB, as if it were my fault. I spent my entire college life pretending nothing was wrong with me. My doctor said I would face discrimination if I spoke about it. We can’t fight TB until we end the Stigma!!!"

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  • It’s harder for a woman to survive TB. When we get sick it’s our fault or the fault of our mothers. I was never one of those people who accepted this silently. I never lived my life by the rules society set. So I wasn’t going to let TB stop me especially when life had so much to offer!"

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  • TB can consume your life. Until my diagnosis I was extremely focussed person who was hoping to stand out and achieve my goals. I felt invincible nothing could stop me. With TB I felt everything was slipping away."

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  • When I first wanted to speak [about my TB], many people advised me otherwise. They said, ‘It’s in your past, why do you have to tell anyone, you are well now and that’s what matters’. But I think for me it was that six years of treatment and two surgeries makes a very powerful story"

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Survivors Against TB (SATB) is a community based movement that is led by of a group of TB survivors who are working to strengthen India’s fight against TB. These survivors both understand and have the lived the experience of surviving TB in its severest forms and understand the social, economic and cultural circumstances in which individuals address TB. Based on these experiences these survivors advocate with key stakeholders on the changes necessary to make TB care more accessible and patient centric in India. SATB believes that if India wishes to address TB comprehensively, it needs to start by listening to survivors and engaging them in policy making that affects them the most.

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