Urge government for a people centric approach for care and prevention
Geetanjali Minhas | March 24, 2018 | Mumbai
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 inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Saturday. He spoke about the stigma around TB and addressing the gaps within the health system for improved access to TB services. The events commemorating World TB Day together with the US Mission India had officials from USAID, CDC, and other agencies attending the summit and the STOP TB Board Meeting. These meetings are forerunner to the United Nations General Assembly meeting that will take place later this year.
TB Survivors, affected community members and those affiliated to organisations and networks including Touched by TB (a national coalition of people affected by TB), the Global Coalition of TB Activists,TB Alert India, Ek Pahal (Bihar) and REACH came together in a signed statement and have called upon the policy and key decision makers for immediate attention to the following points -
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