Items tagged with TB programs

India: Tuberculosis rate going down, but not fast enough to meet WHO target (post with simple image)

India is unlikely to reach the WHO target of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 going by the rate at which incidence of the disease is declining in the country.

Inside India: The deadly effects of red tape (post with simple image)

Red tape and over-regulation can kill.

India: TB catch-all strategy rings alarm (post with simple image)

New Delhi, Feb. 1: Doctors in India have detected what they say is a disturbing rise in the proportion of patients with tuberculosis resistant to second-line drugs that are used only when key first-line medicines have failed.

South Africa: Pledge to turn tide in the war on TB (post with simple image)

Every prisoner in the country will be screened for tuberculosis from next month. If inmates test positive, their families will be tracked and also tested for the disease.

Report: Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 (post with simple image)

The report includes the latest estimates around the response to drug-related HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis.

Case study of Xpert MTB/Rif implementation in Brazil (post with simple image)

This case study documents the experience of a pilot study to implement Xpert®MTB/Rif to replace sputum smear microscopy to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis in Brazil's Unified Health System in two municipalities.

Treating drug-sensitive TB in India: Implementation of daily therapy with fixed-dose combinations (post with simple image)

A briefing document outlines critical steps needed to implement a new policy from the Indian government to switch to standard daily TB treatment using fixed-dose combinations. This change, which is in line with global recommendations for proper treatment, is welcome but has yet to be put into action.

TB is India’s ticking time bomb say eminent citizens (post with simple image)

This World TB Day, a group of concerned and eminent citizens have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to make TB control a priority in India terming it as a national crisis.

India: TB control requires new technologies (post with simple image)

Although much effort has gone into tuberculosis control, reduction in incidence has been disappointingly slow. India is a good example. Although India's Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) covers the entire country, and has met the 2015 targets, India continues to report over 2 million cases every year, and accounts for 1 of the 3 million “missing cases” that are either not diagnosed, or not reported. 

Common Sense: Preventing TB in the US (post with simple image)

This white paper released by Stop TB USA on World TB Day urges a more robust national TB response which focuses on diagnosing and treating latent TB to prevent future active cases.

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