Following up on the previous post- James Nachtwey’s TED Project is now available for viewing. If you can find 4 minutes in your day, this is a powerful presentation worth watching.
Chris Anderson, TED Curator, writes:
“This is a race between the ability of a deadly, mutated bacteria to spread, and our ability to spread awareness first. Health authorities know what needs to be done, but politicians and the public at large don’t have XDR-TB on their radar. That’s what James Nachtwey’s powerful TED Prize wish is all about.”
More information from the site: “XDRTB.org is an extraordinary effort to tell the story of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and TB through powerful photographs taken by James Nachtwey. XDR-TB, or extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, is a new and deadly mutation of tuberculosis. Similar in creation to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) but more extreme in its manifestation, it arises when common tuberculosis goes untreated or standard TB drugs are misused. James’ photographs represent these varying strains. Learn more about TB, MDR-TB and XDR-TB, and learn how you can take action to stop this deadly disease.”