TB fuels poverty

Poverty is the greatest risk factor for children to develop TB 1. Poverty gives rise to these:
  • overcrowding
  • malnutrition
  • close contact with infectious people

Caretakers die of TB leaving millions of orphaned children.
  • 10 million children were orphaned due to TB in 2010 3
  • Orphans continue the cycle of poverty.

Treatment costs and sickness from TB lead to more poverty 2
  • Transportation and food needs burden families
  • Women cannot care for children
  • Men can no longer work

Children are no longer educated
  • Families cannot afford school uniforms & fees
  • Children are taken out of school to work