Friday, Sep 18 2020 | Time 20:07 Hrs(IST)
image
  • COVID: J&K reports new 1330 +ve, 15 deaths
  • US Open champion Osaka out of French Open due to injury
  • ED attaches assets worth Rs 45 32 Cr in Co-operative bank fraud case
  • Modi govt's 'one nation one market' Bill not in interest of farmers: Bhupesh
  • NABARD Chairman hands over Rs 365 cr sanction letter to TN CM for barrage construction
  • Kangra farmers 'flourish' by flourishing vegetables through JICA
  • Opposition Members in LS object to PM CARES Fund
  • Mah: Journos protest for COVID insurance cover
  • Centre rushes high-level Central team to Jammu
  • Army exceeded powers in Shopian encounter : Defence spokesman
  • Tamil Nadu records 5,488 new cases, 67 fatalities
  • Anurag Thakur expresses regret over his comments in Lok Sabha
  • ISL: Phrangki Buam signs for FC Goa
  • Bill to reduce salaries, allowance, pension of MPs by 30 pc gets Parliament nod
Science Technology


Tuberculosis remains world’s deadliest infectious killer

Tuberculosis remains world’s deadliest infectious killer

Kolkata, Feb 15 (UNI) Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer,

each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill

with this preventable and curable disease.

Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 54 million lives since the year

2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42 per cent.

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, to raise public awareness

about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up

efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had

discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing

and curing this disease.

The theme of World TB Day 2019 - ‘It’s time’ – puts the accent on the urgency to act

on the commitments made by global leaders to: scale up access to prevention and

treatment; build accountability; ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for

research; promote an end to stigma and discrimination, and promote an equitable,

rights-based and people-centered TB response.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a joint initiative “Find. Treat.

All. #EndTB” with the Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership, with the aim of

accelerating the TB response and ensuring access to care, in line with WHO’s overall

drive towards Universal Health Coverage.

This World TB Day, WHO calls on governments, affected communities, civil society

organizations, health-care providers, and national/international partners to unite forces

under the banner “Find. Treat. All. #EndTB” to ensure no one is left behind.

It’s time for action! It’s time to End TB.

It commonly manifests as an infection of the lungs, usually with symptoms of coughing,

weight loss and other constitutional symptoms.

Antibiotics and improved basic sanitation and living conditions decreased dramatically

the impact of TB in developed countries, but together with HIV/AIDS it remains one of

the two most important infectious causes of adult mortality in the world. Because TB is

airborne, the effectiveness of a particular TB control program can have individual, local,

regional and global impact.

MORE UNI BM

More News
INST develops an equipment-free fluoride ion detection in drinking water

INST develops an equipment-free fluoride ion detection in drinking water

06 Aug 2020 | 10:43 AM

Kolkata, Aug 6 (UNI) Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST),
an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, under the Central
Government, have developedan equipment-free fluoride ion detection and quantification in
drinking water with the naked-eye.

see more..
Seismicity study of Arunachal Himalaya reveals low to moderate earthquakes at 2 crustal depths

Seismicity study of Arunachal Himalaya reveals low to moderate earthquakes at 2 crustal depths

26 Jul 2020 | 11:02 AM

Kolkata, Jul 26 (UNI) The exhumation and growth of the Himalaya is a continuous process that results predominantly from reverse faults in which the rocks on the lower surface of a fault plane move under relatively static rocks on the upper surface, a process called underthrusting of the Indian plate beneath its Eurasian counterpart.

see more..
Penumbral lunar eclipse observed all over world, except India

Penumbral lunar eclipse observed all over world, except India

06 Jul 2020 | 11:58 AM

New Delhi, Jul 5 (UNI) A penumbral lunar eclipse was observed in many countries around the world on Sunday, except India.

see more..
Weight loss on mind? Opt for healthy lifestyle, not Detox diet

Weight loss on mind? Opt for healthy lifestyle, not Detox diet

30 Jun 2020 | 2:54 PM

New Delhi, Jun 30 (UNI) Detox diet, the hottest fad to hit the town, after making the entertainment industry crazy over it, is in reality, nothing short of a myth!

see more..

How does Coronavirus shape healthcare industry

28 Jun 2020 | 7:07 PM

By Radhika Tiwari

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) SARS-COV-2 has struck the world like never before with only the Asian flu of 1957-1958 that killed an estimated 1.1 million people and the great depression of 1930 coming closer to the pandemic's severe impact on the global health and economy.

see more..
image