Incidences of TB have decreased from 217 per lakh in 2015 to 199 per lakh in 2018

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New Delhi: The government is committed to achieving the targets of National Strategic Plan (2017-2025). Incidence has decreased from 217 per lakh in 2015 to 199 per lakh in 2018 and the total TB Notification has increased from 16.2 lakhs in 2015 to 23.7 lakhs in 2019.

“TB Harega, Desh Jeetega” campaign was launched recently as an Accelerator to National Strategic Plan with the objectives of:

-Promoting health seeking behavior in the community for early case detection

– Preventing emergence of new cases of TB

It includes following key components under “TB Harega, Desh Jeetega” campaign:

Community Engagement
Advocacy and Communication
Health & Wellness centres and TB
Inter-Ministerial collaboration
Private health sector engagement
Corporate sector engagement
Latent TB Infection Management

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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