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GoI: TB Annual Report 2020

On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan released annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, 2020 through a virtual event. Along with the report, the minister also released the following A report on Joint Monitoring Mission Manual on Direct Benefit Transfer to TB patients under NIKSHAY Scheme A training module ..




ICMAR launch India’s first large-scale trial for two new TB vaccines – VPM1002 and Immuvac

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new TB vaccines – VPM1002 and Immuvac. The initiative would enroll 12,000 healthy household contacts of a patient whose sputum has tested positive for TB and are therefore at high risk of contracting the disease. VPM1002 is produced by the ..


Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme

Tuberculosis is caused by various strains of mycobacterium, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. National Tuberculosis Control Programme was started in 1962 on a 50:50 sharing basis between Centre and State. The objectives of the Programme were to reduce the morbidity and mortality; to ..


India topped list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016, according to WHO’s Global TB Report 2017

According to World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Global TB Report 2017, India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64% of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016. Indonesia has acquired 2nd position, followed by China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa. As per new TB report, an estimated 1.7 million people ..