GENEVA: India aims to win its war on TB by 2025, but the goal seems too far-fetched.
It lags behind neighbours China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan but is ahead of Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first 'essential diagnostics list', a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority d
The notion that TB is diagnosed among lower-income groups does not hold true any longer, as many TB patients in Mumbai now come from higher income groups also.
More than 28 lakh cases of TB are reported every year in the country. Only 14 lakh patients are listed by government hospitals.
CHENNAI: At 18 months, Saravanan* tested positive for HIV — a diagnosis that led his mother to take flight with the child to Madurai from their village near Namakkal.
MUMBAI: South Africa seems to be keen to take a leaf out of India's book in its bid to fight infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB).
A mobile van fitted with equipment for conducting CB-NAAT, a molecular test that detects presence of TB bacteria, was inaugurated by Collector S. Suresh Kumar on Monday.
JAIPUR: Tuberculosis patients will be linked to government’s direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme during two-month-long ‘Mera Gaon Swasthya Gaon’ launched in the state from Tuesday.
Pune: Experts associated with the Indian Academy of Paediatrics’ (IAP) city chapter have extended full support to the government’s immunisation efforts to save lives of children below five from vac
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