Tuberculosis: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Global Tuberculosis Report, 2020 of WHO

The World Health Organization recently released the Global Tuberculosis Report, 2020. The report says that COVID-19 could push Tuberculosis related deaths in the world to eight years back. In other words, it might increase the TB deaths by 0.2 to 0.4 million. Highlights India registered a decline in notification of Tuberculosis cases by 85% in ..

World Bank presents its report to Finance Commission of India

On July 8, 2020, the World Bank submitted its report on Health, Nutrition and Population to the Finance Commission of India. It is to be noted that the finance commission is consulting the World Bank to decide on the allocation of funds for the health sector. Highlights The Finance Commission for the first time in ..

WHO endorses ICMR’s TrueNat test

The World Health Organization has endorsed TRueNat test of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for initial diagnosis of Tuberculosis. The test has also been endorsed for detection of Rifampicin resistance in children and adults. About the test The WHO has now endorsed three of the rapid molecular test of ICMR that are used in ..

“It’s time” becomes the theme of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day

Every year, the World Health Organisation commemorates World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24, to raise awareness among the general public about the disease. On the same day in 1882, Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis. This year, the theme of the World TB Day is “It’s Time”, ..

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24th is observed as the World Tuberculosis Day across the world to create public awareness about the dangers of the disease and the need to eliminate it. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest infectious diseases. It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Though it predominantly affects the respiratory system, it can ..