Every year hundreds of thousands of children will become sick with tuberculosis and tens of thousands will die. Often, TB goes undetected in children and infants and young children are at special risk of having severe, often fatal forms of TB, such as TB meningitis, which can leave them blind, deaf, paralyzed or mentally disabled.
View photos from Lesotho, Africa, often referred to as “Kingdom in the Sky” which has the second highest rate of TB cases in the world. In Lesotho, village health workers are attempting to track down cases of TB, screen patients, and educate them on prevention as well as ways to lessen their chances of spreading TB to others. So far, the project in the Kingdom in the Sky has identified more than 4,000 cases of TB.