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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar;110(3):158-60. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trw003.

TB control: challenges and opportunities for India.

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1
McGill International TB Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada madhukar.pai@mcgill.ca.
2
McGill International TB Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Abstract

India's TB control programme has treated over 19 million patients, but the incidence of TB continues to be high. TB is a major killer and drug-resistant TB is a growing threat. There are several likely reasons, including social conditions and co-morbidities that fuel the TB epidemic: under-investment by the government, weak programme implementation and management, suboptimal quality of care in the private sector, and insufficient advocacy around TB. Fortunately, India possesses the technical know-how, competence and resources to address these challenges. The End TB Strategy by WHO offers India an excellent blueprint to advance the agenda of TB control.

KEYWORDS:

India; TB control; Tuberculosis

PMID:
26884494
PMCID:
PMC5916376
DOI:
10.1093/trstmh/trw003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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