Treatment will initially be administered in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and seven other nations will follow later.
Tuberculosis and COVID-19 are infectious diseases, which primarily attack the lungs and present with similar symptoms of cough, fever and difficulty in breathing.
Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
Maintaining access to ART for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and distribution of insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria could mitigate the broader health impact of the virus.
Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19
The importance of immunisation has probably never seemed as important as it does during this pandemic.
In the recent past, the elimination of TB has been given the highest priority by the government.
Uttar Pradesh responsible for 20% of total notified TB cases in country, says India Tuberculosis Report 2019
Union Minister also flagged off National TB Prevalence Survey Vans, which will move around several districts of India to help identify people suffering from TB
TB is more common than sarcoidosis so doctors have a stronger reason to suspect TB in a patient with symptoms like a constant dry cough, fever and wheezing.
Four conditions are slowing down attempts to eradicate TB in India: undernutrition, tobacco use, diabetes and HIV infection.
A protein molecule called MPT63 secreted by the bacteria maybe playing a role in the release process.
In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration
Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths
The microscopy tool is particularly suited to diagnose conditions in low-resource, disease burdened areas.
Pelvic TB largely affects women in their childbearing year and is diagnosed during tests for infertility.
TB-free India a distant reality for rural UP population struggling with recurrent TB and expensive private healthcare
Under the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP), a patient is given an identification card that tracks their site of infection, severity and treatment course, ‘notifying’, or adding them onto a national database. In 2018, over 4.2 lakh patients were notified in Uttar Pradesh, the highest in the country. Between 1 January and 15 March of this year alone, over 68,000 people have been notified in the state.
Overcrowding, rapid urbanization, diabetes, & malnutrition were among the top things to watch for.
Providing subsidised tuberculosis tests can help India save 80 lakh lives in 30 years, finds Lancet study
The Lancet study noted that in 2018 alone, there were 2.15 million new tuberculosis cases in India, an increase of 3 lakh cases in a single year.
The two decades is a story of incredible improvement in the human condition, Melinda Gates said.
Like HIV, tuberculosis remains highly stigmatized, preventing some sufferers from seeking treatment.
Ten countries account for 80 percent of this gap with India, Indonesia and Nigeria topping the list.
Battle against drug-resistant TB: Like South Africa, India needs to allow access to 'game-changing' bedaquiline, says researcher
The use of bedaquiline is crucial because TB is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, killing an estimated 1.6 million people in 2016 – of which 27 percent were Indians, who dominate the ranks of TB patients.
Over the years, scientists across the world have conducted studies on different aspects of MPT63.