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Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais

Jharkhand Governor Launches State Campaign For TB Free India

President Droupadi Murmu had launched the nationwide TB free India campaign on September 9. The United Nation has set 2030 as target for TB elimination but India has decided to end the disease from the country by 2025.

23 September 2022

Bihar Diary: Priti Jha's Fight Against TB In Rural Bihar

One woman and how she raises awareness about TB while working as a Jeevika Didi with a Bihar government-backed women’s self-help group and organises camps in Purnia to dispel myths about the dreaded disease


Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises Jan Aushadhi Kendras.(File photo)

‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ Have Helped People Save Money: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while people of other countries had to pay thousands for a vaccine dose, the government made efforts from day one to ensure that people do not have to pay for vaccines against Covid-19.


Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Response To Community Support For TB Patients Overwhelming: Union Minister Mandaviya

The prevalence of TB is 312 per 1,00,000 population in the country and Delhi was estimated to have the highest prevalence of 747 per 1,00,000 population while Gujarat had the lowest of 137, as per the National TB Prevalence...

16 September 2022

National Institute For Research In Tuberculosis Developing Sputum-Free Tests For Diagnosing TB

To close the diagnostic gap, he said NIRT has developed a methodology for the extraction of DNA from stool samples for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in paediatric patients.


Naidu Urges Legislators To Ensure Gender-Sensitive Approach To TB Eradication

Naidu noted that the high incidence of TB is found to have a positive correlation with poor air quality (outdoor and indoor), poor nutrition and lack of medical attention and care.

17 December 2021

Sand artist Sudarshan Pattanaik makes a sand sculpture on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, at Puri

Coating Gold Nanoparticles With Bacteria: How IISc Bengaluru Researchers Plan To Fight TB

A group of researchers from IISc, Bengaluru have designed a way to deliver a TB vaccine candidate using spherical vesicles secreted by bacteria coated on gold nanoparticles which can then be delivered to immune cells. 

15 September 2022

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Need Lungs To Choke TB

Tuberculosis kills 1,200 a day in India, but there’s no urgency to eradicate this contagious disease that plagues poor nations

30 April 2021

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24 March 2021
World TB Day: India On The Road To Tuberculosis Elimination By 2025

World TB Day: India On The Road To Tuberculosis Elimination By 2025

While the elimination of TB seems a herculean task, India has accorded high priority for eliminating the disease by 2025, five years ahead of the SDG target.


24 March 2021
World Tuberculosis Day: Kashmir's Budgam District Tops In TB-Free Certification In India

World Tuberculosis Day: Kashmir's Budgam District Tops In TB-Free Certification In India

World Tuberculosis Day: Dr S Muhammad Salim Khan, HOD Community Medicine, Government Medical College, said the efforts by the TB society and public cooperation...


24 March 2021
World TB Day: Decoding Tuberculosis In Children – Diagnosis, Treatment And Management Options

World TB Day: Decoding Tuberculosis In Children – Diagnosis, Treatment And Management Options

In times of Covid-19, it can be dangerous to ignore tuberculosis. Children with weak immune system are vulnerable and TB can then spread


25 November 2020
Covid-19 Has Diverted Scientific Attention From Killer Diseases Like TB: Vardhan

Covid-19 Has Diverted Scientific Attention From Killer Diseases Like TB: Vardhan

Health minister highlighted India's "TB Harega, Desh Jeetega" campaign that targets to achieve the goal target related to TB by 2025


29 September 2020
Covid-19 And Lockdown: A Double Whammy For Tuberculosis Patients in India

Covid-19 And Lockdown: A Double Whammy For Tuberculosis Patients in India

In India the thorny issue of treatment of Tuberculosis took a turn for the worse when the coronavirus outbreak hit the country.


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