Tuberculosis in the Kingdom in the Sky

December 2011

A horse rider walks with a horse in the mountains
WHO/Sam Nuttall

Lesotho, often called the "Kingdom in the sky", has one of the highest rates of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world. The lack of health-care facilities in remote areas makes it hard for people with TB to get tested and treated, so the disease spreads quickly through communities.

This photo story illustrates the difficulties and ways to overcome them and bring medicine to rural parts of Lesotho. The photos are from the Stop TB Partnership, a WHO hosted partnership of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

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