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Curbing India's booming population, one mobile phone at a time

Curbing India's booming population, one mobile phone at a time | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it
To promote development in India, the U.S. aid agency is increasingly pushing small-scale and low-cost innovation there.
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India may soon get Oz tech to control dengue

Australians have achieved a major breakthrough in controlling dengue and hope to transfer this not for profit technology to India, which is recording some of the highest number of dengue cases in the world.


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SC rejects Novartis’s patent plea for cancer drug Glivec

SC rejects Novartis’s patent plea for cancer drug Glivec | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: Court says Glivec does not meet any standard of ‘novelty or inventiveness’ to qualify for a patent. Shares of Novartis India fell as much as 7% after the Supreme Court judgement.


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Health Action: Special issue on TB

Health Action: Special issue on TB | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

The new March issue of Health Action is out,

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Axshya staff felicitated on World TB Day

Axshya staff felicitated on World TB Day | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

Mr Kishore Kumar, Project Axshya state consultant for Karnataka, was felicitated by the Government of Karnataka for his contributions in developing Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ASCM) strategies to control tuberculosis in the state.

 

At the World Tuberculosis Day 2013 event organized by the Health and Family Welfare Department at Bangalore, the Principal Secretary Sri Madan Gopal lauded the efforts of Mr Kishore in improving the access and quality of TB control activities. These services cover a projected population of 627 lakh across the 30 districts and the Bangalore city areas. A poster on creating awareness on TB was also released on this occasion.

 

India accounts for one-fifth of the global TB incidence. Each year nearly 2 million people in India develop TB and it is estimated that annually around 330,000 Indians die due to TB. These deaths are avoidable as tuberculosis is treatable with a course of antibiotics spanning six months, if diagnosed in time.

 

Mr Kishore is part of the Union coordinated Global Fund Round 9 Project Axshya working to step up civil society involvement in TB care and control to ensure early diagnosis and complete treatment for a TB-free India.

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A message from the President on World TB Day 2013

A message from the President on World TB Day 2013 | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

The President of India issued a statement on World TB Day 2013, calling for all stakeholders to come together to combat the disease and ensure zero TB deaths. A small delegation had met with the President prior to World TB Day 2013 to brief him about the TB scenario in the country and request him to send a message to the people on this occasion.

 

Dr Nalini Krishnan (second from left) was part of the delegation, where she represented civil society as part of the Global Fund Round 9 Project Axshya and a member of the Partnership for TB Care and Control, India. She spoke with the President about the progress and challenges around TB in India from the civil society perspective from her experience in these two roles. The President was also presented with copies of the Project Axshya Activity Report and copies of “Partner Speak,” the Partnership’s newsletter.

 

Other delegates provided updates on various aspects of the RNTCP. They included Dr Ashok Kumar (Deputy Director General, Central TB Division), Dr Jagdish Prasad (Director General of Health Services), Dr Rohit Sarin (Director, LRS Institute), Dr Soumya Swaminathan (Director, National Institute for Research on Tuberculosis), and Dr V.M. Katoch (Secretary, Department of Health Research and Director-General, ICMR).

 

Dr Krishnan has also been recognized as a TB Champion 2013 for her unwavering efforts in advocating on issues around TB care and control with politicians, policy makers, and the media (through the non-profit organisation REACH). Going forward as TB Champion, she now sees an opportunity and seeks to empower TB patients by connecting them with politicians through patient forums.

 


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Tuberculosis control in India: towards universal access

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Revised TB control programme needs to evolve an inclusive business model to engage the Indian private sector to ensure better quality of TB care.


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Supreme Court to pass landmark judgement on Novartis pharma patents case today

Supreme Court to pass landmark judgement on Novartis pharma patents case today | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: A decision in the seven-year legal battle is keenly awaited as the outcome will set a precedent with far-reaching consequences for the future availability of cheaper generic versions of many lifesaving medicines.


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A message from the President on World TB Day 2013

A message from the President on World TB Day 2013 | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

The President of India issued a statement on World TB Day 2013, calling for all stakeholders to come together to combat the disease and ensure zero TB deaths. A small delegation had met with the President prior to World TB Day 2013 to brief him about the TB scenario in the country and request him to send a message to the people on this occasion.

 

Dr Nalini Krishnan (second from left) was part of the delegation, where she represented civil society as part of the Global Fund Round 9 Project Axshya and a member of the Partnership for TB Care and Control, India. She spoke with the President about the progress and challenges around TB in India from the civil society perspective from her experience in these two roles. The President was also presented with copies of the Project Axshya Activity Report and copies of “Partner Speak,” the Partnership’s newsletter.

 

Other delegates provided updates on various aspects of the RNTCP. They included Dr Ashok Kumar (Deputy Director General, Central TB Division), Dr Jagdish Prasad (Director General of Health Services), Dr Rohit Sarin (Director, LRS Institute), Dr Soumya Swaminathan (Director, National Institute for Research on Tuberculosis), and Dr V.M. Katoch (Secretary, Department of Health Research and Director-General, ICMR).

 

Dr Krishnan has also been recognized as a TB Champion 2013 for her unwavering efforts in advocating on issues around TB care and control with politicians, policy makers, and the media (through the non-profit organisation REACH). Going forward as TB Champion, she now sees an opportunity and seeks to empower TB patients by connecting them with politicians through patient forums.

 


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Project Axshya: Promoting civil society participation in TB care and control

Project Axshya: Promoting civil society participation in TB care and control | Tuberculosis | Scoop.it

 

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