National Conference on Women winning against Tuberculosis (TB)

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  •  It was organised by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi.
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest.
  • Speaking on the occasion Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, called for making people ‘key partners’ in the campaign for ‘TB Mukt Bharat’ by 2025.
  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani stated that in India, women account for nearly 36% of the total TB cases. TB among women often goes unreported as women do not come forward to seek medical care due to societal stigma & lack of awareness.
  • The Government of India has set a target to eliminate TB from India by 2025.
  • India has the largest TB population in the world and around one fourth of the TB population is found in India. 
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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