As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

As India sees rise in new TB cases private sector notifications lag in Maharashtra

According to Nikshay portal, the national dashboard under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), there has been 35% increase in private sector notification nationally– 5.40 lakhs in 2018 as compared to 3.98 lakhs in 2017. Maharashtra, however, recorded a dip of 0.81 %, with 69143 notifications in 2017 and 68539 notifications in 2018. The […]

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President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB Day

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in his message on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, which is observed every year on March 24, has said. “I am happy to note that World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on March 24, to commemorate the anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s discovery of the Tuberculosis (TB) […]

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India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect: J P Nadda

India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect: J P Nadda

“India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect as agreed upon in the 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting held in Delhi in 2016 and in the first High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Ending Tuberculosis.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare during […]

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India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TB

India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TB

According to the Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on April 02, these doctors will support health programs in India, engage AAPI’s network of private charitable clinics for TB awareness, detection and treatment, and explore opportunities for collaborations between U.S. and Indian medical schools to exchange cutting-edge healthcare solutions. Home to more than one-fourth […]

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State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for TB testing

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’

A tuberculosis (TB) official from Maharashtra has dismissed any claims of shortages of cartridges used in GeneXpert facility for the rapid detection of TB. These cartridges are used for rapid detection and treatment of suspected multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) patients as well as those with HIV-TB comorbidity. Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of state for TB, said, […]

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

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

Tuberculosis (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, […]

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Door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soon

A door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soon

The second phase of campaign which seeks to detect hidden cases of TB will commence in Maharashtra from July 17 to 30. In the first phase of campaign from the total of as many as 2,650 cases detected nationally, 161 were found in Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi and Pune. The campaign will be launched in Aurangabad, Beed, […]

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

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

A 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 […]

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At G20 summit, a report states India's preparedness to fight TB is inadequate

At G20 summit, a report states India’s preparedness to fight TB is inadequate

India’s effort to fight tuberculosis (TB) is ‘inadequate’ says a latest report which will be discussed during the G20 Summit of 2017 that starts today in Hamburg, Germany. The report titled ‘Out of Step’ 2017 was released on July 5 by two international organizations: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Stop TB Partnership, reviewing 29 countries […]

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India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025

India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025

Alarmed by the rising threat of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, the health ministers of G20 countries discussed the immediate action plan to fight TB. The 29th coordination committee board meeting of ‘Stop TB’ programme was held in Berlin, Germany. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda had represented India in the global leaders’ summit. […]

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