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.
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 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.
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...
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 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.
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.
Tuberculosis kills 1,200 a day in India, but there’s no urgency to eradicate this contagious disease that plagues poor nations
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.
World Tuberculosis Day: Dr S Muhammad Salim Khan, HOD Community Medicine, Government Medical College, said the efforts by the TB society and public cooperation...
In times of Covid-19, it can be dangerous to ignore tuberculosis. Children with weak immune system are vulnerable and TB can then spread
Health minister highlighted India's "TB Harega, Desh Jeetega" campaign that targets to achieve the goal target related to TB by 2025
In India the thorny issue of treatment of Tuberculosis took a turn for the worse when the coronavirus outbreak hit the country.