Saurabh Rane

Survivors Against TB

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Saurabh Dinesh Rane is an extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) survivor and activist who helps TB patients fight for their rights in India and worldwide. In India, he is a patient advocate with the group Survivors against TB (SATB), but he has also helped lead global advocacy efforts. He leverages social media outlets to advocate, counsel patients, and raise awareness. Through his unconventional advocacy methods and sharing his story with others, Saurabh has helped reduce the stigma surrounding TB patients and shifted the approach of counseling from helping patients survive to help them thrive. His actions not only support the community but also pressure a range of stakeholders to commit to TB elimination.

Geographies India