Principal Investigator: Robert Lloyd Walker. Lead Organisation: University of Oxford
Co-investigator: Sony Pellissery; Grace Bantebya; Lichao Yang; Elaine Chase
TB remains the single biggest killer of adults in the world - someone dies of TB every 15 seconds, nearly all in developing countries. TB particularly affects the poor. TB is a highly stigmatised disease - that is, TB patients are despised and shunned by the public. This adversely affects their lives, leading to isolation and depression, and limits their access to diagnosis and treatment. Up until now, the causes of this stigma and discrimination have not been properly studied.