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EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community is an educational project designed by David Rochkind, an award-winning photographer who has spent years working on projects about tuberculosis. This interactive website, which is based on Mr. Rochkind’s photography and multimedia reports, focuses on three of the countries that are the hardest hit by TB: South Africa, India and Moldova. Each of these countries is representative of their respective regions, where the TB problem continues to evolve.

Mr. Rochkind produced this project with the financial support of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Additional support for the reporting in South Africa and India was provided by the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and the Stop TB Partnership’s Images to Stop TB Award.

Mr. Rochkind’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Glamour, Rolling Stone and other media outlets. His work was been recognized by numerous organizations, including Photo District News, the National Press Photographer’s Association and the Magenta Foundation, and has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad.

As a companion to the website, two curriculum units were developed by Education Development Center, Inc (EDC). EDC, founded in 1958, is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. For more information on how to use this tool in your school, please visit the Teacher Center.



Curriculum Development

Kristen Bjork – Senior Project Director
Jen Clarke – Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Emily McLeod – Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate


Website Development

GO! Creative, LLC designed this site by featuring the photography and incorporating animation and graphics to tell a compelling story. GO! Creative is a communications, design and web company focused on working with clients whose missions include protecting workers’ rights, human rights, the environment, education, smart growth initiatives, healthcare and programs that create an impact on our communities.



The photograph of TB Bacteria in the What is TB? section of the Introduction to TB is courtesy of the CDC/ Dr. Ray Butler and was taken by Janice Haney Carr.

The Stop TB poster in the TB Prevention section of Introduction to TB is courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and can be ordered online from the CDC website.

The photograph of the Tuberculin Skin Test in the TB Diagnosis section of the Introduction to TB is courtesy of the CDC/Gabrielle Benenson and was taken by Greg Knobloch.

All other images are copyright protected and may not be copied, used or distributed without the written consent of David Rochkind, or the pertinent copyright holder.

  • Images from South Africa: David Rochkind/International Reporting Project
  • Images from India: David Rochkind/WHO. These photographs were produced as part of the Images to Stop Tb Award 2009.
  • Images from Moldova: David Rochkind/Pulitzer Center
  • Video from Moldova: David Rochkind/Pulitzer Center
  • Audio from Moldova Video: Courtesy of the Barbu Lautaru Ensemble (Balti, Moldova)