“I want to walk again, to work again. I want to get up in the morning, get on a bus and head to the countryside,” Campos said from his bed beneath a sheet-draped window in the shantytown Carabayllo, one of the poorest districts in Peru’s capital, Lima.
    A clothes vendor before falling ill, Campos is one of at least 30,000 Peruvians infected with tuberculosis, an ancient disease that killed 1.8 million globally last year – more than AIDS-related and malaria deaths combined.
    Campos is also part of a low-budget pilot program that aims to eradicate tuberculosis from the poorest corners of the world, where it continues to thrive despite being curable.
    In places like Villa Esperanza, or Village of Hope, a neighborhood in Carabayllo where clusters of pastel-colored homes cling to dusty hills, the problem is inadequate health services to help patients follow through with treatment, which takes six months …
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