Last Updated : Apr 22 2019 3:49PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Sri Lanka: Death toll in serial blasts rises to 290            All arrangements in place for tomorrow's polling for 3rd phase of LS elections            Congress releases its candidates for six of seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi            Rahul Gandhi expresses regret over his remarks on Rafale verdict in SC            IPL: Rajasthan Royals takes on Delhi Capitals this evening           

International News

Mar 24, 2019
8:50AM

World Tuberculosis Day being observed today

Representational Pic
Today is World Tuberculosis Day. The day is observed on 24th March every year to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global epidemic. 

The theme this year is, 'It's time'. It focusses on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to scale up access to prevention and treatment of the disease, build accountability and ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research among others.

In his message, President Ram Nath Kovind has urged all stakeholders to come together to achieve a TB free India. He appealed to the people to re-dedicate themselves towards achieving the goal. 

Mr Kovind said, consistent with the spirit of this year's theme, India has renewed its commitments and intentions to end TB by 2025, five years ahead of the global targets.

AIR correspondent reports, World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24th March every year to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB and to step up efforts to end the global epidemic. 

The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB. Tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. 

In India, the government has taken many steps in order to tackle the problem of TB by 2025. 

It includes early diagnosis of all patients, and prompt treatment with quality. Newer evidence-based regimens have been introduced to improve the treatment outcomes of drug resistance TB patients. 

In his message, President Ram Nath Kovind has urged all stakeholders to come together to achieve a TB free India. 

He said, consistent with the spirit of this year's theme, India has renewed its commitments and intentions to end TB by 2025, five years ahead of the global targets. 

   Related News

PM’s Exclusive Interview to DD News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 22 (Apr) Midday News 22 (Apr) News at Nine 21 (Apr) Hourly 22 (Apr) (1500hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 22 (Apr) दोपहर समाचार 22 (Apr) समाचार संध्या 21 (Apr) प्रति घंटा समाचार 22 (Apr) (1305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 22 (Apr) Khabrein(Day) 22 (Apr) Khabrein(Eve) 21 (Apr)
Aaj Savere 22 (Apr) Parikrama 21 (Apr) Lok Ruchi Samachar 21 (Apr)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 21 (Apr) Samayki 21 (Apr) Sports Scan 21 (Apr) Spotlight/News Analysis 21 (Apr)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 28 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 4 (Apr) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 17 (Apr) Vaad-Samvaad 16 (Apr) Money Talk 16 (Apr) Current Affairs 22 (Mar)