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(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: WHO Tuberculosis (TB) Report


(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: WHO Tuberculosis (TB) Report

Topic: WHO Tuberculosis (TB) Report

Topic Description:

The World Health Organisation has released new data that reveals that TB cases have fallen by 50,000 cases in India since 2017. This is just a marginal fall for a country that’s still the world leader in TB cases.

The figure also indicates an uphill battle against this infectious disease for India that has as many as 2.69 million patients, which is nearly 27% of the world’s TB population.

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. These reports provide an assessment of the TB epidemic, and the progress in prevention, at a global as well as country levels.

For India, Prime Minister Modi has set a goal to eradicate TB by the year 2025. In his address to the United Nations last month, he underscored the UN's own target is to eliminate the disease by 2030

What is the scale of the problem and what are the strategies that the Government is banking on to achieve the goal of eradicating TB is the topic we are taking take up today in In Depth. Also we will look at the WHO report on the TB and its incidence across the globe.

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Courtesy: RSTV