Taking stock of the Tuberculosis Control Program
, Dr Harsh Vardhan directed the officials for taking up elimination of TB on a Mission Mode, which would include all stakeholders to come together for an aggressive strategy for TB free India by 2025.
Further, the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is emerging as a serious threat to tuberculosis control programs
in developing countries .
The study was conducted in the Department of Microbiology, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India, a tertiary care hospital (1050 bedded) that also functions as a peripheral center for the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program
Since 1998, effective tuberculosis control programs
have been rapidly expanding across India allowing for population based analyses with standardized register data.
The study, conducted between 2001 and 2010, used official data from the National Tuberculosis Control Program
The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program
(RNTCP) continues high success rates in the detection of new cases and treatment.
The conference was also attended by Dr Essam El-Moghazy, chairman of the Health Ministry's National Tuberculosis Control Program
, and Dr Ahmed Abdel Razik, chairman of the WHO office in Egypt.
The case definition for a sputum smear-positive case was at least 2 sputum specimens positive for acid-fast bacilli by Ziehl-Neelsen staining and microscopy or at least 1 sputum specimen positive for acid-fast bacilli and radiographic abnormalities consistent with active pulmonary TB (classification of the National Tuberculosis Control Program
For instance, it is necessary that she know what the tuberculosis control program
is, how she can help the child who is exposed to tuberculosis to learn to protect himself from infection, how to secure examination to make sure that the disease has not developed, when such examinations are needed, and what adjustments, if any, should be made in his way of living at home or in school.
Two other city initiatives, Aurora, Colorado's integrated voice technologies and New York's tuberculosis control program
, were selected as finalists and received awards of $20,000.
The Puerto Rico Department ofHealth Tuberculosis Control Program
(PRTB) conducts tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and control activities through six regional clinics, directed by a central office in San Juan.
Mercy Corps will enhance cooperation with Punjab Tuberculosis Control Program
improving awareness, diagnosis and treatment facilities for TB patients.