With one-fourth of the world's Tuberculosis cases and over 420,000 deaths due to TB per year, India has a formidable task ahead to eliminate the centuries-old epidemic.
India has the largest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world — more than a quarter of the global TB and multidrug resistant TB burden. There were 423,000 deaths due to tuberculosis in 2017. The government's roadmap to achieve TB elimination by 2025 is laid out in its National Strategic Plan. It comprises improved detection through better diagnostic infrastructure, active case finding and private sector linkages; more effective treatment through better service delivery, a targeted approach for key populations and comprehensive patient support; increased prevention through infection control, contact tracing processes, and treating latent TB infections; and building a strong health system, including disease surveillance systems, monitoring and evaluation processes, community outreach and advocacy, and the best available research.
India has the largest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world — more than a quarter of the global TB and multidrug resistant TB burden. There were 423,000 deaths due to tuberculosis in 2017. Since 1998, USAID has partnered with the Government of India (GOI) to combat tuberculosis (TB), investing more than $120 million to help diagnose and treat 15 million people with the disease. USAID supports the Government of India's pledge to eliminate TB in India by 2025, by leveraging local intellectual, financial, and technical resources to accelerate the national TB program and increase cross-sectoral support for combating the disease. USAID supports the National TB Elimination Program through its partners, who address the TB patient care cascade through community-led, person-centered prevention models that support early and accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of TB patients.
An analysis of India's experience of TB management during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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