PM Narendra Modi launches campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025

At'End TB Summit PM Modi Aims to Eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025 Causes of TB You Need to Know

Prime Minister Modi is showing extraordinary leadership and political commitment by calling for India to end tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target.

Terming frontline TB physicians and workers a crucial part of the TB Free India Campaign, he said those patients who overcome this disease also inspire others.

The prime minister was speaking at the inauguration of the Delhi End-TB Summit here.

State governments have a major role to play in elimination of TB from India, the prime minister said, adding he has written to all chief ministers to join this mission. An airborne disease, TB represents a global health security threat and remains most prevalent among the poor.

He hoped that the renewed focus of his government on universal immunisation, clean India campaign and providing LPG connections to poor households will have a positive impact on the country's fight against TB. THE WEEK had reported that in the letter, the PM had asked CMs to "closely monitor key performance indicators such as case notification (including from private sector), treatment success rate", and "active case finding in tuberculosis".

He pointed out that in Moscow in November, President Vladimir Putin had committed to engaging globally to end TB, and now India had resolved to eradicate it.

"The government has made a provision of spending Dollars 100 million per annum for providing nutrition support to the patients suffering from disease", he said. With this pace, it would have taken us another 40 years to achieve it. The poor were affected by it and every step taken by authorities is connected with the common man of the country.

Modi said that he had personally written to the chief ministers of all the states to join in this campaign because the task can not be fulfilled without their participation.

TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable.

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare; Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO; Ms.Lucica Difiu, Ex. Director, Stop TB Partnership along with the Health Ministers from 20 countries were also present at the inaugural function of the summit. The summit would set the stage for the September 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, where for the first time, TB would be thrashed out in the UN General Assembly at the Heads of State level. The Prime Minister also launched the TB Free India Campaign on the occasion.

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