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Tuberculosis rates rise post-COVID

COVID, the new pandemic has made an old one worse. After many years of slow but steady decline, the number of deaths from tuberculosis (TB) is rising again. According to figures published on October 27 by the WHO’s  Global TB Programme, the death toll from tuberculosis was 1.6m in 2021, a rise of 14 …

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TB Free India programme launched

India’s President Droupadi Murmu on Friday launched the Prime Minister’s TB Free India programme and urged Indians to work collectively towards elimination of the disease. President Murmu also launched the Ni-kshay Mitra initiative to ensure additional diagnostic, nutritional, and vocational support to those undergoing TB treatment, and encouraged people to come forward as donors to …

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