Paula Akugizibwe

5 Stories by Paula Akugizibwe

The Roots of an Epidemic

From apartheid labor policies to everyday sexism, socio-political issues influence the spread of TB disease and the effectiveness of health responses. To tackle the...
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How Gender Affects the Global Tuberculosis Epidemic

From risk factors to treatment, an illustrated exploration of how the patriarchy shapes TB, the world's leading cause of death from an infectious agent.
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The Gendered Realities of the Tuberculosis Epidemic

Policies that address the intersections between gender and health are often limited to mitigating the symptoms of sexism, rather than tackling its roots.
11 min read

We Need More Than Technology to Eliminate Tuberculosis

The factors governing investments in strengthening countries' health care systems are incredibly complex, stretching across finance, infrastructure, education, and many other sectors. They are...
10 min read

The Exploitative History of One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases

Tuberculosis, one of the oldest diseases on the planet, remains the leading cause of death from an infectious agent. The reasons for this stretch...
12 min read