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Fighting TB matters since one case treated saves many others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the impressive goal of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in India by 2025. TB claims the lives of more than four lakh Indians every year. 

The Hindustan Dainik has published an op-ed by Bjorn Lomborg discussing the results from our research on tuberculosis.

Danik Bhaskar reports on the findings from our research on Tuberculosis.

Andhra Jyothy reports on the findings from our research on Tuberculosis.

    Health: Infectious Diseases

    The health status of Rajasthan is gradually improving. In a recent ranking exercise on health indicators by NITI Aayog,  it was kept in second-to-last place among the 21 larger states for its performance in 2015-2016, to eight place from ninth – but its overall score raised slightly. 

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health challenge, and in 2016 India accounted for over a fifth of estimated TB mortality worldwide, the highest burden of any country (WHO, 2017).  


    In an upcoming research paper Nimalan Arinaminpathy, a senior lecturer in Mathematical Epidemiology at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, has explored two options that would improve the state’s response to TB.  The first proposal is to increase the quality of TB care in the private sector, and in the second adding case-finding in urban slums to this approach.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to combat infectious diseases in Rajasthan compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.