- India among other countries in the South East Asian Region, which bear half of the global tuberculosis burden, today signed a 'call for action' and pledged to scale up measures to end the disease by 2030.
- India reports 2.8 million new TB cases annually and nearly half a million deaths due to the disease.
- Health ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region, which bear half the global TB burden and WHO signed a 'Call for Action' for ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, innovative, multi-sectoral and comprehensive measures to achieve the global target to end the disease by 2030.
- Six of the region's countries --
2. DPR Korea,
5. Myanmar and
are among the 30 high TB burden nations globally.
- The global targets seek to reduce TB mortality by 90 per cent and incidence by 80 per cent by 2030.
- The initiative also stresses on increasing government and partner budgetary allocations to enable national TB plans to be fully funded.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India signed a 'call for action' and pledged to scale up measures to end the tuberculosis by 2030 in collaboration with which organisation?
- WHO (World Health Organization)