India joins WHO call to end TB by 2030 in South East Asian

India with World Health Organization (WHO) signed a ‘call for action’ and pledged to scale up measures to end the Tuberculosis by 2030.

India among other countries in the South East Asian Region, which bear half of the global tuberculosis burden. India reports 2.8 million new TB cases annually and nearly half a million deaths due to the disease.
Six of the region’s countries Bangladesh, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand are among the 30 high TB burden nations globally.
Source- Business-Standard

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