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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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Gujarat, Tripura, and Nagaland Best Performing States in Annual TB Report 2020

With a focus on eliminating Tuberculosis(TB) from the country by 2025, in January 2020 the Government of India renamed the ‘National Tuberculosis Control Program’ to the ‘National Tuberculosis Elimination Program’. In a virtual event, the Annual TB Report 2020 was released on 24th June 2020. The Report was released by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Health ..

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“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent ..

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