Nadda stresses on systems improvement, greater awareness to fight TB

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Tuesday stressed on the crucial role that various stakeholders, including people's representatives at various levels, can play in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis in the country.

Gene analysis can trace spread of drug-resistant TB

Researchers in Britain have used genetic analysis of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria to trace the fatal spread of multidrug- resistant TB between patients.

India failing to tackle `massive TB crisis`: Expert

India Tuesday launched a major campaign to increase awareness of tuberculosis as an expert slammed the government`s shortcomings in tackling the disease which kills about 1,000 Indians daily.

India needs political will to eradicate TB: Study

Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

WHO calls for global solidarity, action to end TB

WHO has called for global solidarity and action in a bid to put TB infection to an end.

World Tuberculosis Day: India needs political will to eradicate the disease, says study

Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

President Pranab Mukherjee urges Indians to unite to end tuberculosis

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday urged all Indians to "work unitedly" to end the "scourge of tuberculosis" in the country.

Experts urge govt to implement TB treatment regimes

Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, health experts rued the government's delay in implementing the daily fixed-dose treatment of tuberculosis despite making policy changes in this regard, and urged it to swiftly implement revised TB treatment regimes.

Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) revealed Tuesday.

Tuberculosis (TB): How can it be prevented?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs.

World Tuberculosis Day: One million children suffer from TB annually

Notwithstanding the improved medication and the successive efforts by the governments, a new research has revealed that the number of children suffering from tuberculosis (TB) annually has doubled since 2011.

UN chief calls for global solidarity to eradicate TB

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for increased global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 24.

World Tuberculosis Day is being observed today

The World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on Sunday.

Extremely drug-resistant TB rearing its head in India

India is already grappling with the disease burden of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, which manifests when a patient fails to take all the TB medicines exactly as prescribed and misses out some doses.

Tuberculosis: 70% of cases occur in age group of 15-54 years

World Tuberculosis Day, which is marked every year on March 24, commemorates Dr Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).