Mansukh Mandaviya chairs 36th Board Meeting of Stop TB Partnership

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Stop TB Partnership in New Delhi

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya chaired the 36th Board Meeting of the Stop TB Partnership in New Delhi on 25 March. 

An overview of the news

  • India has identified 3 important health priorities under the G20 Presidency.

  • All of these focus on universal health coverage and are relevant to the response to TB elimination.

  • A lot of extraordinary work is being done on the ground through innovations in TB case finding, mathematical modelling, digital interventions and surveillance.

  • Efforts are being made to bring innovative strategies like Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, which will be a unique campaign of its kind in the world.

  • He pointed out that the TB vaccine is needed urgently for which its fast-track development is important.  

About Stop TB Partnership

  • Stop TB Partnership was founded in 2001. 

  • This is a United Nations-hosted organisation that amplifies the voices of the people, communities, and countries affected by TB.

  • It aims to eliminate tuberculosis as a public health problem.

  • Secretariat - Geneva, Switzerland.

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