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More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis in 2018 than ever before.

Check out WHO’s latest Global #TB Report ➡️ bit.ly/2VPMaCK

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@GlobalFund @DrTedros @UN WHO’s latest Global Tuberculosis Report, released today, shows that 2018 saw a reduction in the number of #TB deaths: 1.5 million people died from TB in 2018, down from 1.6 million in 2017.

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@GlobalFund @DrTedros @UN @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO The number of new cases of #TB has been declining steadily in recent years. However, the burden remains high among low-income and marginalized populations: around 10 million people developed TB in 2018.

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India has the world’s most TB cases--2.7 million or 27% of global burden. In 2018, for the 1st time, India had 2.1 mn notified or registered #TB cases--up 16% since 2017 and highest till date: India TB Report 2019 released today. Read on for more details: #EndTB
Despite the progress, there is a gap of 550,000 cases between notified & prevalent #TB cases. Among the notified cases, treatment was initiated for about 1.9 million cases (90%). #EndTB
A quarter of all notifications (540,000) in 2018 were from the private sector--up 44% since 2017 when 383,000 were notified. #EndTB
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Today at IIT Bombay to discuss ethical, social, cultural, governance, regulation and public engagement perspectives in #ArtificialIntelligence applications in #healthcare
@IndJMedEthics @iitbombay
Surajit Nundy speaks on Ethical Adventures in Health AI. On his own and his group's experiences dealing with ethical issues in AI applications in healthcare
Ashish Shrivastava from CSTEP Bangalore speaks on AI deployment in large development programs: a case study from Karnataka on dealing with malnutrition
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What would National #SuicidePrevention Strategy for India look like:
1. We need to believe it is possible. With concerted effort China has dramatically reduced their suicide rates.
2. We need to implement evidence-based, low cost scalable solutions. They exist.
...contd 1/n
3. Need different strategies for sub-groups. Same solution won't work for students, young women, rural/urban, farmers etc.
4. #suicideprevention is an #intersectoral issue. All solutions do not lie in #health sector; #education #employment, #media #agriculture also imp....2/n
5. Recognise India's suicide epidemiology is different from the West. M:F ratio is 1.5:1 here while it's 4:1 in West. So more women relatively. 50% of suicides impulsive with no mental illness 🇮🇳 while 80% have mental illness in West...3/n
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It seems an independent auditor came to Abu Salim today looking into UN activities. The guards told detainees in advance not to mention that they haven't been fed for months (some of their families are sending them money to buy food with instead, which guards take a cut from).
Messages today from Qasr bin Ghashir dc, southern Tripoli, today, where they’re asking for evacuation & any organisation that can help them.
Sorry for my confusion, the teenager above was being held in Qasr bin Ghashir, but has now been moved to the UNHCR facility in Tripoli for evacuation. He's asking for help for those he left behind.
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#Tuberculosis kills 1.6 MILLION people each year.

Tuberculosis is:
-The world’s biggest infectious killer
-One of the world’s top ten causes of death
-The top cause of death among people living with HIV

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

#UNGA
The #UNGA High-Level meeting on the fight to #EndTB just started!
You can watch live here via @UNWebTV bit.ly/2xOTsv7
"Our response to TB can expand access to medicines and drive progress towards Universal Health Coverage (HealthForAll) "- Deputy @UN Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed at the #UNGA High-level meeting to #EndTB
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#TB patients are passing the hat around to raise funds for a 31yo girl with drug resistant TB. She is Dr Udwadia's patient at hinduja hosp & needs around Rs 3L ($4000)& has raised Rs58k ($800) so far.

Help a little?

You can read more abt her here: milaap.org/fundraisers/he…
Hugs to everyone who has donated so far. We've raised Rs 16,000 ($200) since morning.

Those who haven't yet, check Swati's page. Please donate generously. Every little counts. Thanks @SATB1231
Every week I get desp mails like this from TB patients.

India is to TB what S. Africa was to the HIV epidemic, at the peak of it.

& Indian patients are scrambling for drugs while @PMOIndia promises to eliminate* TB by 2025 #AccessToMedicines
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