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‘Urgent measures needed to control drug resistant TB’

March 23rd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Members from civil society Friday called for urgent measures to act on regulation of tuberculosis (TB) drugs in the private market and growing number of ... Read more...

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90-minute TB test not a game changer for India

August 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A new diagnostic technique that detects tuberculosis in 90 minutes instead of three months using the conventional method may not be effective in India as ... Read more...

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Poor people are most hard-hit by TB, COPD and tobacco

November 6th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSTobacco use, tuberculosis (TB), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public ... Read more...

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Can TB patients say “Rights Here, Right Now”?

July 21st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service (CNS)It is beyond doubt that community-led health responses have yielded satisfying results, yet genuine involvement of affected communities in TB control, is far from optimal. ... Read more...

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Craig David pitches for campaign against TB

March 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): British R&B singer Craig David has joined the global fight against TB after becoming the goodwill ambassador for a campaign to eradicate the deadly condition.The Seven Days hitmaker, ... Read more...

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36 million people with TB cured: New WHO Data released

December 14th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantUp to 8 million lives saved through 15 years of DOTS programmes, but millions still unable to access high quality careOnly 6000 out of half a million MDR-TB patients got ... Read more...

Posted in Feature, Health |

36 mln people with TB cured, eight mln lives saved since 1995

December 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.9 (ANI): Some 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 15 years through a rigorous approach to treatment endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).New ... Read more...

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Denying IPT to people-with latent TB is a human rights violation

December 6th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Bobby Ramakant, CNS"In Lesotho, Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) to prevent latent TB infection from becoming active TB disease, is not available for ordinary citizens but only for health workers. Those people who ... Read more...

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People with HIV, TB, malaria should not rely on homeopathy, says WHO

August 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned people with HIV, TB and malaria to stay away from the use of homeopathic medicines.The WHO's statement came following concerns of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People with drug-resistant tuberculosis are neglected by governments

April 1st, 2009 - 8:58 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe countries that report high burden of tuberculosis (TB), particularly, drug-resistant strains of TB, are the ones not moving fast enough to provide life saving treatment. According to the International ... Read more...

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One-third of tuberculosis (TB) cases go undetected: WHO

March 27th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantAbout 3 million people fail to access TB treatment under directly-observed treatment shortcourse (DOTS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2009.Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of ... Read more...

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Will genuine partnerships improve TB responses despite of economic recession?

March 23rd, 2009 - 8:50 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantIn these times of global meltdown, it is all the more critical to focus on how can TB care and control, be still seen as a smart investment to governments, ... Read more...

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Involving TB patients in TB programmes will help

March 23rd, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantInvolving the TB patients in TB control programmes - particularly those who have successfully completed the TB treatment - might help, says Professor (Dr) Nazmi Zengin from Toplum Sagligi Arastirma ... Read more...

Posted in Feature, Health Science |

Is it ethical to provide TB treatment without quality counselling?

March 20th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant (CNS)How ethical is it to providing treatment for anti-TB drug resistance without quality counseling? The treatment literacy, infection control, toxicity and side-effects related to the treatment, adherence and a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi’s new initiative to improve healthcare in the community

March 19th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantLess than a week before the 3rd Stop TB Partners' Forum is about to begin in Brazil, a unique partnership is being forged in a community of India's capital to ... Read more...

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How will the world begin to see TB care as a smart investment?

February 18th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantUnless the tuberculosis (TB) advocates reach out to decision makers to impress upon them the urgency of strengthening TB care and control programmes, the global economic meltdown is likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Text messages could help TB drug compliance

January 2nd, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Use of SMSes could help TB patients stick to treatment, in the world's remotest locations, according to a new report. Treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is a combination of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two global TB initiatives to be announced on Monday

June 26th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, June 26 (ANI): Two major health initiatives that will have a substantial impact in the fight against the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic will be announced on Monday. A joint announcement will ... Read more...

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