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India signs loan agreement with World Bank to eliminate TB

India has signed a loan agreement worth $400 million with the World Bank (WB) to help treat and eliminate Tuberculosis from the country. In India, around five lakh people died every year due to Tuberculosis. According to Finance Ministry, the World Bank supported program will cover 9 States and it will support the government’s National ..


2019 World Tuberculosis Day (WTD)

The World Tuberculosis Day (WTD) is observed every year on 24th March to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium ..


Government working hard to make India TB-free by 2025

PM Narendra Modi has assured that the Centre and State Governments are diligently working to make India TB-free by 2025, ahead of 5-years global target of 2030. Government’s efforts such as TB Free India campaign and Ayushman Bharat are improving health standards and providing assistance to TB patients. Narendra Modi also saluted the people and ..


India to host 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2019

India will host the 50th edition of Union World Conference on Lung Health 2019 in Hyderabad from October 30 to November 2. The conference theme ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ resonates with TB, but it will also raises awareness on all threats to lung health, including air pollution and tobacco abuse. It is expected ..


Moscow Declaration

In November 2017, health ministers, NGOs, and private sector representatives from 120 countries have adopted Moscow Declaration on the sidelines of the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference. The declaration calls for eliminating additional deaths from HIV co-infection by 2030 and achieving synergy in coordinated action against Tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). India is among signatories ..


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