Health Affairs Blog Discusses Impact Of Undernutrition On TB
Health Affairs Blog: Meals As Medicine: Feed The Hungry To Treat The Tuberculosis Pandemic
Pranay Sinha, infectious diseases physician and post-doctoral researcher at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Natasha S. Hochberg, infectious diseases physician and associate professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and associate professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health, discuss the impact of undernutrition on tuberculosis, writing, “To meet the goals of the End-TB Strategy, we must take immediate and radical action. Continued investment in diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines is critical, but we must also invest in meals as we do in medicines. The only way to make rapid progress toward TB elimination is extend our work upstream and focus on prevention by addressing socioeconomic factors such as undernutrition” (9/29).