Mr. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo is a Member of Parliament from Bolangir in Odisha and a leader of the Biju Janata Dal. Mr. Deo was a speaker at the UN Peace Conference in Bangkok and UN HIV AIDS conference in Bali and also led a group of parliamentarians to Nepal to meet the new leadership and further bilateral relations. He is an active member of the Global Coalition Against TB and attended the Union Conference on Lung Health in Paris 2013. Do let me know if this could be published on your website.
My engagement with TB began three years ago, when the Global Coalition Against TB (GCAT), then known as the National Forum on TB, was instituted in New Delhi. What struck me most strongly was the fact that this was no new disease. It was ancient, well-known and familiar, and most importantly, preventable and treatable. It was unacceptable to me and many of my parliamentary and political colleagues that such a disease be allowed to infect and kill our fellow citizens.