Health Sector – UHC, National Health Policy, Family Planning, Health Insurance, etc.

Fewer TB deaths in India: WHO


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

The following things are important from UPSC perspective:

Prelims Level: Particulars of the TB disease, Click here

Mains level: The WHO reports on India are important for Mains.


Decline in TB deaths

  1. According to a report from the WHO, death from tuberculosis in India saw a 12% decline from last year even as the number of new cases saw a 5% increase
  2. With 1.7 million new cases in 2016, India continued to be the largest contributor to the global burden with up to a quarter of the 6.3 million new cases of TB
  3. In spite of this year’s dip, India accounts for about 32% of the number of people worldwide who succumbed to the disease

Government’s plan against TB

  1. The government has committed to achieve a ‘90-90-90 target’ by 2035 (90% reductions in incidence, mortality and catastrophic health expenditures due to TB)

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