Page-7 of Tuberculosis Current Affairs, GK & News

Health Ministry launches ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ campaign

In an effort to reach out to every tuberculosis (TB) patient in the country, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘TB Harega, Desh Jeetega’ campaign in New Delhi. Along with the campaign government also launched ‘National TB Prevalence Survey’, the country’s largest-ever conducted TB prevalence survey. The government initiatives are in line with country’s ..

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Union Health Ministry signs a pact with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore AI for combating tuberculosis

The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a pact with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (WIAI) to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against TB. As per pact, Wadhwani AI would support the National TB programme in vulnerability and hot-spot mapping, modelling novel methods of screening and ..

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Scheme to screen all Children for Leprosy and TB

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out a programme for universal screening of children below 18 years for leprosy and tuberculosis (TB). About the Scheme Under the scheme, an estimated 25 crore children and adolescents will be screened annually for leprosy and TB and put on treatment if required. The Rashtriya ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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