PM Modi urges citizens, organisations to take lead to end TB


World Tuberculosis Day observed on Saturday; the day is observed to raise public awareness to fight the global TB epidemic; President Ramnath Kovind calls upon all stakeholders to join hands in eliminating the disease by 2025.

Observed on March 24 every year, World Tuberculosis Day is created to build public awareness about the global epidemic of TB and efforts to eliminate the disease.

More information regarding TB may be found at: or by calling Iroquois County Public Health Department at 815-432-2483. I would urge anyone with symptoms, or who has been in close contact with someone with TB, to see their GP as it's completely treatable with antibiotics. Improved rapid diagnostics for active TB disease are now available, allowing for timely treatment and reduced transmission. Healthcare professionals said TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4,500 lives a day. Tobacco smoking, harmful use of alcohol and other substance abuse, air pollution, exposure to silica dust, living with HIV/AIDS, diabetes and malnutrition all increase the risk of TB.

The key to achieving TB elimination in Canada lies in collaborative action.

Patients themselves have to take ownership in the way they are treated and make themselves heard.

The treatment of the severe forms of TB can take years. TB primarily affects the lungs and can cause death, with over 95 per cent of cases and deaths occurring in developing countries.

My focus is on implementing strategies to diagnose children with drug-resistant TB more easily and find better ways of treating them.

Continuous coughing for two or more weeks, blood in saliva & cough, sudden weight loss, lack of appetite, night sweats, fever, chills, and fatigue. Globally, TB incidence is falling at about 2% per year.

The data has been released to coincide with World TB Day on 24 March.

According to Pruitt, people with TB disease are sick from TB germs that are active, meaning that they are multiplying and destroying tissue in their body. There has however been a decline in TB cases from 2005 following a decline in cases of individuals co-infected with TB and HIV cases that began in 2004.

Give a new impetus to the response to TB and HIV by impelling political, religious and civil society leaders to champion the universal right to live free from TB and HIV, building on existing rights and health and social movements.

Scientific estimates suggest India has almost 28 lakh TB patients, out of which only 18 lakhs are accounted for either in the government programme or as known private sector cases.

The treatment depends on the type of tuberculosis - whether it is a drugged resistance TB or a scientific TB.

According to the last year's data of the World Health Organization, around 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and there were 1.8 million TB deaths in 2016, making it the top infectious killer worldwide.

Providing high quality and effective drugs and other services free of cost to those affected with TB.