Should work together to make world TB-free, says Mamata
- Author: Myrtle Hill Mar 25, 2018,
Mar 25, 2018, 0:29
The outcome, he said was that Ghana has recorded its first case of Extensively Drug-Resistant TB (XDR TB), which was a rare type of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, plus any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs.
Faster and more advanced diagnostic tests helpIn the past year, the number of GeneXpert machines - said about the patient has drug-resistant TB inside two hours, which have increased from six to 28, this can be considered as the better news for the city's TB care programme, stated by the doctors.
Phalatse's concerns come as the world commemorates on Saturday World TB Day, which aims to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of the disease.
Table Mountain will be lit red in WHO's global initiative with Stop TB partnership to light-up several landmarks across the world on TB day.
Only about a week back, the health ministry announced that medical practitioners and pharmacists could face a jail term if they fail to notify the government about TB patients. Because of this, USAID worked with the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund to develop a financial model to pay doctors and nurses for each successfully treated case, which incentivizes them to ensure that patients complete the lengthy treatment. 'While the world has set a target of 2030 for TB elimination, we in India want to become TB-free by 2025, ' the Prime Minister said.
The treatment of the severe forms of TB can take years. He encouraged citizens to visit the nearest hospital for screening if they have cough lasting 2 weeks or more, especially people living with HIV (PLHIV).More news: Trump Signs Travel Act Encouraging US, Taiwan Officials' Visits - White House
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday warned that the country could lose the battle against Tuberculosis (TB) control, if the right leadership and commitment are not mobilised towards the eradication of the disease. Close to 1.7 million people died and that 95 per cent of the deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries.
Though the number of new cases has been falling for some years, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. It also highlights that TB can not be transmitted through physical contact such as handshaking, sharing food, touching bed linens or toilet seats or sharing toothbrush.
In India in particular, the fight against TB will now be in mission mode.
The app is specially designed for TB patients to provide them nutritional information. "This global movement will make a powerful statement and show solidarity for people who have been affected by TB". Companies are therefore partnering with over 30 collaborators (universities, research institutes, product development partnerships (PDPs), etc.) to develop innovative medicines and vaccines for TB and MDR-TB.
Genital tuberculosis is a prominent factor for infertility not only in females but also in males.