Jorge Coarasa is a senior economist with the health, nutrition and population global practice of the World Bank. Based in New Delhi, Jorge manages a portfolio of state- and central-level projects focused on health systems strengthening and disease control. He also conducts analytical work and provides advice to governments on health financing, service delivery and the role of the private sector in health systems.
By some estimates, eliminating tuberculosis from the planet would return more than a trillion dollars to the global economy. On World Tuberculosis Day, McGill University's Dr. Madhukar Pai and World Bank Senior Economist Jorge Coarasa explore the Indian government's ambitious new plan to end the disease by 2025.