Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a target of eradication of Tuberculosis from India by the year 2025, five years before the target announced by World Health Organisation. In addition to this, I am working on amathematical modelling project to estimate the global impact of household contact activates to prevent TB disease and death in children. TB, which remains the world's leading infectious killer, can be fatal if not controlled in the very beginning. A 2016 report from World Health Organization reports that over 53,000 people died in that year because of tuberculosis. It is a crucial theme and will be followed by a high-level meeting at UN General Assembly on TB this year in NY. Yet, contrary to WHO guidelines and other worldwide human rights standards, the public health or criminal law practices of some countries allow for involuntary hospitalization or even imprisonment of people with TB, while some countries have laws that permit mandatory treatment.
TB is a potentially life-threatening disease which primarily affects an individuals lungs.
"In the spirit of this year's World TB Day theme of "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world", I urge citizens and organisations to take the lead in the movement to end TB".
He said a TB-free world will only be achieved through leaders who champion efforts to end TB at local level. People who are infected with TB don't feel sick, don't have any symptoms and aren't contagious unless and until their infection develops into active TB disease. Tobacco smoking, harmful use of alcohol and other substance abuse, air pollution, exposure to silica dust, living with HIV/AIDS, diabetes and malnutrition all increase the risk of TB.
One of the strengths of Dr Aung's research proposal was its links with Myanmar, where much can be learnt about TB given the population size and its prevalence there, Professor McPherson says. It will also feature a presentation by Dr. Maunank Shah, Johns Hopkins University associate professor of medicine and medical director for the Baltimore City TB Program. "Such checks are required in every state to find out the missing cases", said an official.
The app is specially designed for TB patients to provide them nutritional information.
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March 24 is World TB Day, a good day to take a small action to honor the 1.7 million people who died previous year of TB.
The study, which places particular focus on multi-drug resistant TB among both new and previously treated patients, stated that a high number of MDR-TB patients were resistant to a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolone.
People with special conditions are especially advised to go for tests meant to check Latent TB.
Even though TB is curable and preventable, over 95 per cent of related deaths happen in low and middle-income countries. First, we should diversify the categories of patients we treat: for instance, our DS-TB cohort has halved in size in the past ten years; we will take on more of these patients.
Kenya also ranks high in the list of the 30 countries that carry the highest burden of tuberculosis in the world.