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‘India on way to TB eradication by 2025’

By, Varanasi
Mar 25, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Executive director of Stop TB, Dr Lucica Ditiu said that India was on the way to TB eradication by 2025 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dr Lucica remarked that the summit was taking place in one of the oldest cities in the world (Varanasi) to discuss a thousand-year-old disease ( TB) in the world.

Executive director of Stop TB, Dr Lucica Ditiu said that India was on the way to TB eradication by 2025 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 (Pic for representation)
(Pic for representation)

Dr Lucica remarked that the summit was taking place in one of the oldest cities in the world (Varanasi) to discuss a thousand-year-old disease ( TB) in the world.

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She also underlined the global welfare embrace of India’s G-20 Presidency and explained the importance of the theme - One World One Health.

She also said that due to the efforts of countries like India, the number of people who were not getting diagnosis and treatment for TB had gone below 3 million for the first time in history. She praised India’s scale in tackling TB and the TB Free India initiative and expressed the belief that India would end TB by 2025.

She also informed about the UN high-level meeting on TB taking place on September 22 during the UN General Assembly in New York and also requested the Prime Minister’s presence in the meeting. She also urged the Prime Minister to lead and inspire other world leaders in this fight against TB.

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