World TB Day: Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%

With a week to go for World Tuberculosis Day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has revealed the figures of TB deaths in the city. In the last four years, the number of TB deaths has reduced in the city due to the preventive measures and steps being taken by the civic body to curb the rise of TB cases

World TB Day: Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%In 2013, the BMC had initiated the Mumbai Mission for TB control, through this programme treatment was started on TB patients in government and private-run hospitals. Apart from this, since the last five years the BMC conducts various programmes to raise awareness on TB and provide information about it. And as a result of these […]

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital records over 9,000 TB deaths in the past five years

In the last five years, 41,487 TB patients were registered at Sewri’s civic-run TB Hospital from which 9,471 patients died due to the dreaded respiratory illness

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital records over 9,000 TB deaths in the past five years41,817 patients were admitted in Sewri’s TB hospital during the last five years. 9,471 patients died due to tuberculosis. In India, around 4 lakh people lose their lives in India due to TB, each year . While 29 lakh cases of TB are registered each year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it his mission to […]

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% cases

Tuberculosis remains the world’s most lethal infectious killer. It claims more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. TB is also a preventable, treatable, curable disease. Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030. TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. WHO calls for urgent action to #EndTB

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% casesTuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented […]

World TB Day: N-TB nutritional assessment app to be launched soon

The N-TB is the first of its kind app for healthcare providers. It enables the classification of the nutritional status of the patient by calculating the body mass index (BMI). If the BMI is very low, it red-flags it and provides an overview of management of severe under nutrition

World TB Day: N-TB nutritional assessment app to be launched soonOn World TB Day (24 March), the Center for Nutrition Studies, Yenepoya University, Mangalore in association with McGill International TB Centre, Montreal will release N-TB app, an android mobile based application for the nutritional assessment and counselling of adult patients with tuberculosis (TB). This app, endorsed by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme and WHO […]

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]

Praja Foundation study estimates 18 TB deaths occur per day in Mumbai

The study aims to highlight the threat of tuberculosis in Mumbai. The study states that cases of tuberculosis have increased by 37 per cent in five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17. In 2016-17 the number of tuberculosis cases registered at government institutions is 50,001 whereas, in the 2012-13, this number was 34,873

Praja Foundation study estimates 18 TB deaths occur per day in MumbaiA recent study published by the Praja Foundation has highlighted the increasing threat of tuberculosis (TB). The study has estimated that in 2016-17 nearly 18 people have died per day from TB in Mumbai. The study titled ‘Report on the State of Health of Mumbai’ was done over the course of five years from 2012 […]