Tuberculosis News

India to contribute $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria

India has had a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as a recipient and as a donor. So far, India has received $2.0 billion from the Global Fund for attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.

Explained: What makes XDR TB deadly, how many have contracted it

Worldwide, TB has surpassed HIV-AIDS as the leading cause of death due to infectious diseases. In 2017, over 13 lakh people died of the disease.


TB epidemic causes lasting damage to lungs in Indian patients, says study

The Indian Government has pledged to eradicate TB by 2025, however this study warns that the TB epidemic could have lasting consequences for the treatment of lung conditions in India and across the globe.

Mumbai: New TB vaccine trial to start soon

A latent TB population is infected by the TB bacteria but the bacteria remains inactive, usually until the person’s immunity goes down. Shah estimates at least 40 to 50 per cent population in Mumbai is latent TB.

Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

Tuberculosis, which is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, affects more than 10 million people every year and kills up to two million, making it the most deadly of the infectious diseases.

Explained: What’s at stake in India’s biggest ever trial of tuberculosis vaccines

Treating TB requires a multi-drug course of treatment lasting six months; longer still for treating drug-resistant TB. Treatment failure and recurrence can have devastating consequences.


Resident doctors face two-fold risk of contracting TB: study

The researchers studied 200 healthcare workers comprising postgraduate medical residents and nursing students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at BJMC and Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) between May 2016 and December 2017.

From diabetes to sexually transmitted diseases: Health checkups men should get done after turning 30

A timely diagnosis can not only keep a check on health but also help address any potential health condition in a timely manner.

Pune health dept floats proposal for independent TB control cell

A status check by the TB control unit of the PMC showed that out of 710 private hospitals/ nursing homes, 24 were reporting TB cases while six laboratories out of 406 were sending the information.

An Expert Explains: Status of vaccine development research in India, key health policy challenges today

Dr Gagandeep Kang, executive director of The Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad, Haryana, is the first woman Indian scientist and researcher to be elected as member of The Royal Society of London.