US - INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW

NEW DELHI E mmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias says she admires the fact that India is striving to eliminate tuberculo- sis (TB) by 2025 -- well before the global target date of 2030. She feels that India can not only elimi- nate the infectious disease, but it can be an example to the world on how to do it. "Given what India accomplished with smallpox and polio eradica- tion, I think India can not only eliminate TB, but it can be an example to the world on how to do it," said the director of "Unseen Enemy", which highlights the threat of pandemics, with a focus on the threat of Ebola, Zika and Influenza. "We have made incredible strides in the last 100 years in the health of the global population and we need to celebrate that. We need to remember what we have accomplished -- including suc- cesses like smallpox eradication in India," Tobias told IANS in an email interview when asked about Still from the film 'Unseen Enemy' Photo: Indo Asian News Service 'India can be example to world in eliminating TB' INDIA’S SUCCESS By Natalia Ningthoujam 36 US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW JULY-SEPTEMBER 2018

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