12 Oct 2011
India accounts for one quarter of all tuberculosis cases in the world though the disease has shown a decline globally for the first time, according to provisional figures released by the World Health Organisation.
24 Mar 2014
Washington: As the world observes World TB Day on Monday, a shocking research reveals that despite improved medication and government’s initiative as well as aid agencies' efforts, the number of children suffering from tuberculosis (TB) annually has doubled since 2011.
11 Sep 2015
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today decried the stigma being attached to young women in society who are diagnosed with tuberculosis.
11 Jan 2015
Kolkata: India is unlikely to reach the WHO target of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 going by the rate at which incidence of the disease is declining in the country.
08 Oct 2014
Washington: The annual number of dengue cases in India is 282 times higher than what is officially reported, and the disease inflicts an economic burden on the country of at least USD 1.11 billion each year, according to a new scientific study published on Wednesday.
14 Jun 2013
Former Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday said India is capable of dealing with Maoists on its own, ruling out any possible joint action to deal with the Left extremists.
02 Nov 2015
Bali: The first Global Summit on the looming co-epidemic of Diabetes and Tuberculosis begin today in Bali. The summit is organised by the Union against tuberculosis and lung disease along with Government of Indonesia and World Diabetes Foundation.
29 Oct 2015
Geneva: In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.
25 Nov 2014
New Delhi: India spent Rs. 500 crore (Rs.5 billion/ USD 81 million) in fiscal 2013-14 on the treatment of tuberculosis, including providing free medicines, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Tuesday.