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What made you decide to write this book?

Once, as I was visiting my family in Mongolia, I went to the TB health clinic where I had been treated for tuberculosis 10 years ago. I just wanted to check out the place to refresh my memories, feelings I was experiencing at that time, and catch up with my former doctors. Initially, I had thought that the clinic would bring back really dark memories and make me feel sad, but it actually inspired me to do something about TB and the attached stigma.

Overcoming TB and the attached stigma is a part of my story. It helped me become stronger, so I felt the need to give something back to the cause. Then I spoke with my doctor and a few other TB researchers, and I found out that I would be the first Mongolian to publicly share her TB story — this was absolutely shocking to me! Mongolia reports ove...

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