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USAID extends funding for projects for TB-free India

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US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) has extends the funds for the TB-free India project. India has the highest number of tuberculosis cases in the world. In India nearly 2.2 million TB cases are annually reported.

USAID extends funding for projects for TB-free India

Key Highlights about the Project 

Aim:  To adopt and implement the best observe and improvement for the prevention, detection, and treatment of TB, by raising awareness and to reduce the social stigma associated with the disease, and empowering communities.

  • Under the Tuberculosis Health Action Learning Initiative (THALI) project, the World Health Partners (WHP) are has been awarded USD 7.5 million for implementing activities in Kolkata.
  • Similarly Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) is also awarded with UDS 7.5 million to for work in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune.
  • The projects will help to provide solutions and best practices for the successful diagnosis and treatment of TB in country.
  • REACH (Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health) is awarded by USD 6 million and signed to continue their help, and try to make TB-free India campaign by the governments Call.
  • These awards will help the government to provide novel solutions for the prevention and treatment of TB, especially among under-served urban slum residents and other low-income populations.
  • USAID has worked with the Indian government to help identify and treat 15 million patients for TB in the last 18 years.

Keys

  • US Ambassador to India-Richard R Verma
  • Union Health Minister JP Nadda

US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) has extends the funds for the TB-free India project. India has the highest number of tuberculosis cases in the world. In India nearly 2.2 million TB cases are annually reported.

 

Key Highlights about the Project 

  • The project aims to adopt and implement the best observe and improvement for the prevention, detection, and treatment of TB, by raising awareness and to reduce the social stigma associated with the disease, and empowering communities.
  • Under the Tuberculosis Health Action Learning Initiative (THALI) project, the World Health Partners (WHP) are has been awarded USD 7.5 million for implementing activities in Kolkata.
  • Similarly Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) is also awarded with UDS 7.5 million to for work in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune.
  • The projects will help to provide solutions and best practices for the successful diagnosis and treatment of TB in country.
  • REACH (Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health) is awarded by USD 6 million and signed to continue their help, and try to make TB-free India campaign by the governments Call.
  • These awards will help the government to provide novel solutions for the prevention and treatment of TB, especially among under-served urban slum residents and other low-income populations.
  • USAID has worked with the Indian government to help identify and treat 15 million patients for TB in the last 18 years.

Keys

US Ambassador to India-Richard R Verma

Union Health Minister JP Nadda