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Fighting tuberculosis in Lurigancho Prison

22-03-2011 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-01071-W3

Tuberculosis kills more than 50% of its victims if left untreated. The disease thrives in crowded, stuffy, dark environments such as prisons. TB used to be almost 50 times as common in Lima's Lurigancho Prison as it was elsewhere in Peru. The ICRC is helping the management of Lurigancho Prison and other prisons across Latin America to eradicate the disease.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2010
  • Production locations: Peru
  • Languages available: English
  • Reference: V-F-CR-F-01071-W3