Tuberculosis Elimination Strategy

[pib] ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ Campaign


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ Campaign

Mains level : Elimination of TB from India

  • Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has recently launched a new ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’.

About the campaign

  • The campaign aims to improve and expand the reach of TB care services across the country, by 2022.
  • It has three pillars – clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.
  • There are some other supporting aspects of the campaign including – patient support, private sector engagement, political and administrative commitment at all levels.
  • The government will ensure that all patients, at private or public hospitals, receive free-of-cost and high-quality TB care.
  • United Nations has marked 2030 as a global target to eliminate TB worldwide but the GoI has made 2025 as its target to eliminate tuberculosis from the country.

National TB Report 2019

  • According to the report, 21.5 lakh TB cases were reported in 2018 to the government.
  • In 2017 the number of TB cases was 18 lakhs and in 2019 it has been increased to 17% in one year.
  • Notifications from private-sector health care providers reached 5.4 lakhs, an increase of 40%, contributing to 25% of all TB notifications.
  • Under the scheme, Nikshay Poshan Yojana, a total amount of Rs. 427crore has been paid to over 26 lakhs beneficiaries through direct transfers to their bank accounts.
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