According to the World Health Organization’s “Global Tuberculosis Report 2018", India accounted for 27% of the 10 million people who had developed TB in 2017, besides making up 32% of global TB deaths among HIV-negative people, and 27% of combined TB deaths. The disease remains a major public health challenge, and was responsible for 1.6 million deaths worldwide in 2017. The Lancet report was optimistic about ending TB, but not before 2045. According to the Lancet report, increased political will, financial resources and increasing research to develop new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent TB will help achieve the goal. The Lancet Commission on TB was published ahead of World TB Day on 24 March.
Source: Mint March 21, 2019 07:07 UTC