Tuberculosis Elimination Strategy

PM launches campaign to eradicate TB by 2025


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

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: TB Free India Campaign, Delhi End TB Summit

Mains level: Rise in cases of Tuberculosis and measures to eliminate it

Advancing deadline for TB elimination

  1. India’s TB elimination goal was advanced by five years ahead of the global target of TB elimination
  2. While the global deadline for ending TB is 2030, PM Modi has expressed confidence that India will achieve its target by the year 2025
  3. The Prime Minister also launched the TB Free India Campaign at the Delhi End TB Summit

Delhi End TB Summit

  1. The Delhi End TB Summit is being organized by the Government of India, the Stop TB Partnership, and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO-SEARO)
  2. The Summit will continue the high-level dialogue that was started in Moscow last year during the Global Ministerial Conference to End TB
  3. It will set the stage for the September 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, where Heads of State are expected to commit to an ambitious plan of action to put the world on track to ending TB
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