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India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

Doctors, chemists not notifying TB cases could face jail term

TB was made notifiable in 2012 but non-compliance was not treated as a criminal offence In a move that will have far-reaching consequences for India's...

India’s apex medical research body, ICMR wins $65000 award for TB...

The annual Kochon Prize is given by the Kochon Foundation The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has been awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017...

Highest policy group of NHM meets today, to take up TB,...

The Mission Steering Group (MSG) is chaired by health minister J P Nadda and has several other ministers, secretaries as members The highest policy making ...

Fresh WHO guidelines call for expanded TB testing, shorter drug regimen

TB kills an estimated 480,000 Indians every year and more than 1,400 every day.World Health Organization (WHO) has come out with fresh guidelines to...

On March 13 PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate India TB summit

The first of its kind event is expected to generate momentum for TB elimination by 2025Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India TB...

Re-vaccination with BCG can reduce infection from TB patients

According to the World Health Organisation, people ill with TB can infect 10–15 other people through close contact over the course of a year A...

Harvard researchers find chemical that increases efficacy of TB drugs

Researchers, including those from Harvard have zeroed in upon a chemical that can interfere with the propagation of the Tuberculosis bacterium, raising interesting prospects...

Drug resistant TB tops antibiotics priority list drawn up by WHO

A multi country study funded by the World Health Organisation has zeroed in upon the drug resistant tuberculosis bacterium as a priority for future...

Genexpert Ultra could revolutionise investigation modalities for Tubercular Meningitis, other Extrapulmonary...

By Dr O P Choudhury The advent of Xpert MTB / RIF, also called GeneXpert assay in 2004 and subsequent recommendation from WHO in 2010...

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