State Health Department Hosts World TB Day Event

Posted March 24, 2018

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the Nigerian Thoracic Society says that neglected TB cases in the country is as high as fifty per cent, which means infected persons are not receiving treatment there increasing the spread of the disease in the affected communities. Today, President and PM have also come out to address the issue of Tuberculosis in India., urging it to stop by 2050.

TB is one of the top 10 causes of death globally, with 10.4 million people falling ill with the disease and 1.7 million related deaths reported in 2016 alone. According to a World Health Organization report, 4, 23,000 TB patients died in 2016.

But it is the missing 10 lakh that worries the government because it is the unfinished TB treatment that leads to more complicated drug-resistant TB cases. The date marks the day in 1882 when Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

Our work shows that adolescents and young adults make up a substantial proportion of all people who develop tuberculosis, and that their needs deserve more careful consideration in the global response to this disease.

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Success rate of treatment in the country is 95 percent, but around 33 percent of TB patients can not be reached, they said at a press conference organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National TB Control Programme (NTP), and Brac on the occasion of World TB Day, to be observed tomorrow, said a press release.

"In recent years, the CHP has proactively introduced new TB drugs to provide more effective treatment for TB patients".

Christchurch Bridge in Caversham will be lit up with red lights this weekend to support the fight against tuberculosis (TB). The disease, which used to be referred to as "consumption", is associated with the Victorian era, a time before vaccines or antibiotics. This isn't adapted to a typical MSF operation or the settings of most TB patients. TB germs can stay in the air for several hours, depending on the environment.

March Madness has another meaning to me: the madness that 4,000 people die every day of a preventable, treatable, curable illness, principally because they are poor and marginalized.

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TB occurs in every part of the world. Traditionally patients with TB were treated because the disease could spread to others - posing a public health threat.

To date, the adolescent and young adult age group has been largely ignored in tuberculosis control efforts, which in many countries are nearly entirely focused on treatment rather than prevention.

This year's campaign is dubbed "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World, you can make history".

Supposedly based on the Guidance Document on nutritional care and support for TB patients in India, Dr Bhargava says that he hopes medical professionals and nurses in private hospitals will use the app to treat their patients. People will usually be coughing up blood containing sputum; they'll have a high fever, night sweats and weight loss. Moreover, the DH has also actively collaborated in research with local and overseas organisations in order to improve the chances of being cured, shorten the treatment time and achieve a breakthrough in TB prevention.

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