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Treatment of Tuberculosis in India

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially infectious disease caused by bacteria. TB mostly affects the lungs and spreads from one person to another through tiny droplets which a sick person ejects in the air via coughs and sneezes. Why TB is dangerous? When compared with other diseases which are caused by a single agent, tuberculosis emerges ..

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World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019 was observed on March 24th with the theme “It’s time”.  World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of TB and how to end the global epidemic of this lung disease. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis affects the ..

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Lancet Study on TB

Medical Journal Lancet had undertaken a study on Tuberculosis (TB) in three high-burden countries, including India. The findings of the burden of TB in India are: India’s goal to end the epidemic by 2025 was too “ambitious” and “unrealistic”, Hence unattainable. 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by ..

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Elimination of Tuberculosis from India

India accounts for about a quarter of the global TB burden. India has set the target to eliminate Tuberculosis in India by 2025. To evolve a strategy in this regard, India has put in place National Strategic Plan 2017 – 2025 which sets out the government plans of how the elimination of TB can be ..

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Indian Health Fund: 4 innovators selected for early detection of TB, malaria by Tata Trust and The Global Fund

Tata Trust and The Global Fund backed Indian Health Fund (IHF) has chosen four innovators for early detection of tuberculosis (TB), malaria to effectively tackle these eradicate diseases. Three selected innovators are related to TB and one to malaria. They were selected from proposals received for its second Request for Proposals. Key Facts The aim ..

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