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What the papers aren’t saying

Despite being the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, media coverage of tuberculosis (TB) remains minimal or non-existent.

Based on a study of print media in 12 countries this paper argues that the lack of coverage is due to both the health sector's failure to engage with journalists adequately and the media's unwillingness to prioritise health stories.

It highlights the crucial role of mass media coverage in helping to tackle TB, not only because it is one of the main ways people receive health information, but also because it keeps TB on the public agenda so that health policymakers take notice.



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