Further readings

Weiss MG, Auer C, Somma DB, Abouihia A, Kemp J, Jawahar MS, Karim F, Arias NL, Gender and tuberculosis: cross-site analysis and implications of a multi-country study in Bangladesh, India, Malawi, and Colombia, 2006, WHO reference number:TDR/SDR/SEB/RP/06.1.

This report addressed practical questions about the role of gender in TB and TB control in four low- to middle-income countries of Asia (Bangladesh and India), Africa (Malawi), and South America (Colombia). The study findings suggests that specific strategies for improving TB control through gender-sensitive and locally appropriate community action, clinic operations, programme monitoring, and action oriented research for TB control.

Neyrolles O, Quintana-Murci L, Sexual Inequality in Tuberculosis, 2009, Sexual Inequality in Tuberculosis. PLoS Med 6(12): e1000199. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000199

This paper discusses the biological sex-related factors that may render men more susceptible to pulmonary TB than women and recommend a multi-disciplinary team of researchers including not only microbiologists, immunologists, and human geneticists, but also epidemiologists and sociologists, should be established to unravel the many faces of sexual inequality in TB, and to decipher the delicate mechanisms involved in natural and sex-associated resistance to TB.

McDowell AJ, Troubling Breath: Tuberculosis, care and subjectivity at the margins of Rajasthan, 2014, thttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-ofuse#LAA.

This PhD thesis report examines the experience of tuberculosis sufferers in rural Rajasthan. The report shows how tuberculosis affliction and healing builds and reveals the diversity and limit of relationships between state and citizen, individual and kin, body and social, global and local, and formal and informal healthcare.

Costello J, Social Exclusion and Public Health

This book chapter examines the phenomenon of social exclusion, tracing its origins and attempting to elicit why people are socially excluded as well as identifying the links between social exclusion and public health.