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Global Partners commit to step up the fight against AIDS, TB...

The Global Fund is seeking to raise at least US$14 billion for the next three years to help save 16 million lives, cut the mortality rate from HIV, TB and malaria in half, and build stronger health systems by 2023...……...

Significant progress achieved against TB in high-burden asian countries

India will host the kick-off meeting of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment fundraising drive in Delhi on 8th February..................

Govt says no revision of target, stepped up efforts on TB...

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Ashwini Kumar Choubey has expressed committment on the behalf of union government to achieve the target of TB elimination by 2025 by mentioning that his ministry is not considering any revision in targets...................

TB Free India Summit 2019: India’s top political leaders & bollywood...

The two day event focused on advocacy for tuberculosis featured cricket match involving India's top ministers, political leaders, parliamentarians, MLAs and Bollywood actors...............

Scientists find protein role in TB bacteria growth

Researchers at the National Institute of Immunology (NII) in collaboration with CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) have determined the role of FtsQ, a critical cell division protein that hampers growth and division patterns in Mycobacterium tuberculosis...……………….

Govt clarifies on MDR-TB drug ‘Bedaquiline’ controversy

The union health ministry has clarified that the Bedaquiline which is used in selective cases, is available only through Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) and open market sale of the drug is not permitted in India as of now...…………..

Strongly committed towards eliminating Viral Hepatitis by 2030: J P Nadda

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr J P Nadda, reiterated the government's commitment to eliminate the Hepatitis from the country as he launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program to mark the World Hepatitis Day, 2018...…….

Scientists help pave the way for a vaccine against TB

Besides its application in finding a breakthrough against TB, the latest research work is expected to be of importance in terms of the further development of the growing sector of biopharmaceuticals...……….

Cepheid launches ‘GeneXpert Edge’ test for MTB, reveals its Make in...

Besides unveiling its newest configuration in the GeneXpert family of systems, the GeneXpert Edge, in the country, the US-based leading molecular diagnostics company, Cepheid Inc has announced its plans to establish their manufacturing footprint in India...…..

Fortis Hospitals joins hands with RNTCP & ICMR for a TB...

At the symposium organized jointly by the hospital and government agencies, the participants focused on various aspects of Tuberculosis and the ways to eradicate it followed by a panel discussion and Q&A...…….