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

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’

Neeta Sawant*, a 30-year-old Pune resident who has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29 at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for Neeta’s surgery. Neeta’s […]

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TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgery

TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgery

Six years ago, Neeta Sawant*  was like any other youngster. She had just graduated from Cummins College, Pune, and was working in Ahmedabad with an architecture firm. Outside office, she devoted time to dance, music and hockey. Neeta’s life took a painful turn in August 2011, when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). She is […]

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Government of India to launch pan-India child-friendly TB drug, a first for the country

Government of India to launch pan-India child-friendly TB drug, a first for the country

In order to improve daily lives of the children, suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) the World Health Organization (WHO) had approved certain guidelines. Adhering to WHOs’ guidelines, to treat TB affected children and to provide children friendly TB treatment, India is set to introduce the first child friendly TB drug across the country. This child friendly […]

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