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Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced TB-Mission 2020

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Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced TB-Mission 2020Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced TB-Mission 2020 to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) from India on Oct 28, 2014 .

The  WHO’s Global TB Symposium titled Moving out of the box to end global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy while addressing the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health at Barcelona.

The delegation comprising Indian and South African ministers also chaired the meeting of technical experts from BRICS countries. Tuberculosis control was also declared as the dominant agenda for the upcoming meeting of BRICS Health Ministers in December 2014.

The ministry emphasized that the solution to lung-related health challenges lie in bringing together all the stakeholders including the health care professionals, policy makers and the communities they serve. Under the evolving TB-Mission 2020, the ministry had instructed India’s anti-TB mission officials to work hard to achieve considerable success by 2019.

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