India’s Ticking Time Bomb! : Dr. Zarir Udwadia


March 23, 2017

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One indian dies of this disease every minute. Dr. Zarir Udwadia shares the story of the suffering of one patient diagnosed with Totally Drug Resistant -Tuberculosis (TDR-TB). And unfortunately,succumbing to it. His mission is to educate the masses about the difficulties and complexities of the treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis.

Dr Zarir F Udwadia is a Mumbai based chest physician. He has a special interest and expertise in drug resistant tuberculosis. About 7000 patients pass through his clinics annually.

He is a prolific researcher and has over 125 PubMed indexed publications and 3000 citations to his credit and is co-author of “Principles of Respiratory Medicine” published by Oxford International.

His recent publication of the first Indian patients with Totally Drug Resistant TB featured on the front pages of Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, the New York Times and on BBC, and served to galvanize great change in the community.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at