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On World TB Day, Govt launches new initiatives to combat TB

On World TB Day, Govt launches new initiatives to combat TB

This is after a study in Kenya and nine other countries showed that a one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent the disease is safer and more effective than the standard nine-month therapy.

In the three ACF rounds in the state till now, over 1.25 crore patients were screened, 7,303 were diagnosed with TB and put on medication.

The theme for World TB Day 2018 is "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world".

India retains the dubious distinction of being the TB capital of the world since 2008.

World Health Organisation (WHO) has described drug-resistant TB as a major global threat to the treatment of the lung disease, which spreads through coughs and sneezes. "The global target for eliminating TB is 2030, but I announce that the target for India to eliminate TB is 2025, five years before the global target". If you are physically close to an infected person then you are at high risk of acquiring tuberculosis because such infection can easily spread through the air.

However, there is renewed hope that new drugs will become available. Because of this, USAID worked with the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund to develop a financial model to pay doctors and nurses for each successfully treated case, which incentivizes them to ensure that patients complete the lengthy treatment.

Dr Ritu Thur, Chief Medical Officer, Kohima highlighted on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of TB. "Patient-centered policies have been developed and implemented, including direct cash transfers and nutritional support for persons suffering TB and plans have been developed to engage civil society organisations", she said.

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Tuberculosis symptoms and treatments of the airborne disease; The city carries on to remain the nation's tuberculosis (TB) capital with 45,675 new cases of drug-sensitive TB and 4,891 cases come into the limelight, and the disease TB reported between 2015 and 2017 by the civic body's public health department is somehow increasing.

While figures have gone down over the last six years in England, another issue in the battle to eradicate TB is drug resistance.

More than 95 percent of TB cases and deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries, particularly in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Western Pacific. It also highlights that TB can not be transmitted through physical contact such as handshaking, sharing food, touching bed linens or toilet seats or sharing toothbrush.

"Many people don't like going to government hospitals because of the rigorous process but government partners with the private sector".

The DTO Kohima in a press release stated that few days prior to the World TB Day, Pharmacies were visited in and around Kohima town on one to one basis where they were given awareness on the importance of noting and listing H1 drugs of which TB drugs are included as notified by the Government of India. This model was further supported by a special information system to track expenditures for all patients at TB hospitals in a timely, secure, and reliable manner.

Second, it is critical that we invest in TB research and development.

Genital tuberculosis is a prominent factor for infertility not only in females but also in males.

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