Keyword : Tuberculosis

“If a worker dies of TB, the committee should be held accountable”

The risk of TB infection among healthcare workers (HCWs) is largely understudied and preventive measures are clearly not in place. Blessina Kumar, chair, Global Coalition of TB Activists, discu

How caregivers are falling prey to Tuberculosis

We ring the doorbell, the door opens slightly and we quickly step inside a cramped two-room flat in Delhi. Raju gives us a furtive look and shuts the door to avoid prying eyes. Before we can talk t

In India, TB burden higher than previously estimated: WHO

While efforts to respond to tuberculosis (TB) saved more than three million lives in 2015, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that the TB burden is actually higher than previously estim

When TB numbers go out of count

India currently has the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) patients in the world. But hold your breath! A new study has suggested that the number of TB cases in India is a gross underestimate. In

India continues to suffer due to TB: WHO

India has one of the highest numbers of TB cases in the world, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has said. An estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016: 90% were

“DBT is needed to implement plans for TB elimination”

Close to 1,400 lives are lost to tuberculosis every day in India. The government has set itself the target of making India TB-free by 2025, under ‘National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis

Governance Now journalists win award for best TB reporting

Governance Now on Thursday bagged the REACH Media Awards for 2017-2018 for best reporting (English category) on tuberculosis (TB) at an event co-hosted by REACH, USAID and Lilly Global Health in pa

On World TB Day, survivors and affected community members issue joint statement

With the highest burden of TB internationally, India has embarked on a mission to end TB by 2025 five years ahead of the global target. The END TB Summit held in New Delhi was inaugu

Eliminating tuberculosis within a generation

Published ahead of World TB Day (24 March 2019), The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis estimates that there are significant financial benefits of reducing TB mortality. With the country shouldering



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