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Tuberculosis

TUBERCULOSIS NEWS

Pandemic is an opportunity to re-imagine TB care

March 27, 2021 1:39 pm

The world’s largest and longest lockdown, abruptly enforced by PM Modi spelt misery for this country’s huge TB population.

Undiagnosed genital tuberculosis seen in over 10 per cent couples seeking IVF: Doctors

March 24, 2021 2:34 pm

According to Dr Amita Shah, genital TB is "mostly found in women when they face issues of infertility and go for treatment".

World Tuberculosis Day: A doctor debunks eight common myths

March 23, 2021 2:24 pm

"In India today, two deaths occur every three minutes from tuberculosis. But these deaths can be prevented with proper care and treatment," said Dr Parth Shah, a pulmonologist

India lagged in dispensing tuberculosis care last year, says WHO report

March 23, 2021 6:32 pm

WHO fears that over half a million more people may have died from TB in 2020, simply because they were unable to obtain a diagnosis.

One year of Covid-19 eliminated 12 years of progress in global fight against tuberculosis

March 19, 2021 1:46 am

India was one of the first countries where the dramatic decline in TB notifications (70% decline between weeks 10 and 15 of 2020) was noticed as an impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

The other public health challenge

February 25, 2021 6:06 pm

Government and private sector must come together to eliminate TB

Lessons from Covid-19 pandemic must be deployed to control tuberculosis

February 19, 2021 9:15 am

The fight against COVID-19 has led to increased awareness of respiratory infections, which may help remove the stigma associated with TB.

9,206 TB cases found in Maharashtra after month-long drive

January 02, 2021 1:59 pm

Total 8.66 crore people, including 6.82 crore in rural and 1.84 in urban areas, were screened during the state-run drive

Learnings from Coronavirus pandemic can help in the fight against TB

December 18, 2020 8:47 am

In the long run, the pandemic provides an unprecedented learning opportunity and opens up possibilities of accelerating our TB elimination endeavour. Here is why.

Amid global call to step up TB treatment, experts flag India’s ‘conservative approach’

November 17, 2020 11:32 am

Experts said that India is still following a very conservative approach regarding the new medicines for drug resistant TB, putting lives of patients including children in danger. Scaling up of new DR-TB drugs — Bedaquiline and Delamanid — is needed even more during Covid-19.

TUBERCULOSIS PHOTOS

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: All you need to know about the infectious disease

March 24, 2021 10:31 am

World TB Day 2021: The theme of World TB Day 2021 - 'The Clock is Ticking' – conveys the sense that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders