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

Even as the private sector notifications have increased nationally between 2017 and 2018, Maharashtra has recorded lower number of TB notifications from the private practitioners in relation to last year

As India sees rise in new TB cases private sector notifications lag in MaharashtraAccording 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 […]

President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease

President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB DayThe 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) […]

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

J P Nadda addresses 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting at Durban; highlights the achievements of India in the health sector

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 […]

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

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have joined hands and launched a partnership for a TB-free India. Their aim is to utilise the 100,000 strong network force of Indian-Origin doctors to diagnose and treat tuberculosis in India

India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TBAccording 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 […]

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

A total of 72 government run centres provide GeneXpert facility in Maharashtra which carry out Cartridge-Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT), which gives out report within two hours. These tests are crucial for detection of TB in HIV positive patient and detection of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases

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, […]

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, […]

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

The second phase of TB campaign will run under the government of India’s ‘Active TB Case Finding campaign’ which is part of its long-term plan to eliminate the disease by the year 2025

A door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soonThe 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, […]

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 […]

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

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Apart from discussing a lot of important issues, the G20 Summit 2017 may see world leaders discuss about tuberculosis (TB) and how deadly the disease can get

At G20 summit, a report states India’s preparedness to fight TB is inadequateIndia’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 […]

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

A recent study published in Lancet Infectious Disease journal states that by 2040, one in every eight TB cases in India will be multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. According to health ministry figures, India has 2.8 million cases of TB every year. Of these, 2.8% are new cases of MDR while another 11.2% are acquired cases of multi-drug resistance

India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025Alarmed 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. […]