A lesson from Azerbaijan to prevent spread of TB in prisons

In Azerbaijan, a dedicated programme has helped to dramatically reduce rates of TB infection among prisoners and has bolstered treatment outcomes. Building on this success, the country is now home to the world’s only WHO collaborating centre specialising in this subject: the ‘WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons’

A lesson from Azerbaijan to prevent spread of TB in prisonsDespite valuable progress, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem in prisons across the world. Within the WHO European Region, reported TB cases among prisoners are up to 30 times higher than in the general population; people in prisons are more likely to die from TB and less likely to be cured of the disease. […]

ICMR finds ways to tackle TB

With World Health Organization (WHO) releasing its annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, it seems to have shocked the world with it staggering figures. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has now formed a committee to find ways and means to fight the battle against TB in India

ICMR finds ways to tackle TBThe Indian Tuberculosis Research Consortium (ITRC) was formed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Delhi. In its meeting on October 31 and November 1, International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAG) comprises global experts in the areas of TB research and has been formed to advise the ITRC on developing and translating, research and […]