FGFJ x GLOBE+ Interview Series: Running Out of Oxygen & Having to Turn Away Patients – A TB Doctor Combating COVID-19 in Indonesia

October 6, 2021
Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) x Asahi GLOBE+

The latest installment of the “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story” interview series features Dr. Erlina Burhan, who has been at the forefront of the fight against tuberculosis (TB) for more than 30 years in Indonesia, which has the second highest TB prevalence in the world.

At the time of this interview (July 2021), the hospital where Dr. Burhan works was designated as a specialized COVID-19 hospital in response to an explosive surge in COVID-19 infections in Indonesia. Although the peak surge of the diseases has finally passed, Dr. Burhan still continues to work to confront both COVID-19 and TB on a daily basis.

Continue reading on the FGFJ website.

To learn more about “Infectious Diseases Without Borders–Our Story,” please visit the series page.

This interview is published by the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), a special initiative founded and operated by JCIE, in collaboration with Asahi GLOBE+.