Eradicating TB in India: Challenges, Perspectives and Solutions

  • Editor: Harsh Sethi

India bears the world’s largest burden of tuberculosis (TB), accounting for one-fourth of all new infections. Given that it kills nearly 300,000 people in India every year, the prevention and control of TB is a challenge at multiple levels, requiring the united efforts of a diverse range of stakeholders. While India has been proactive against TB in recent years, there is still a long way to go. This first publication in the GP-ORF Series features articles from leading policymakers, administrators, technical experts, journalists and members of civil society working in India’s TB landscape. It outlines the multifaceted nature of the TB epidemic, its impact on communities, learnings from global successes and the way forward towards tackling the disease successfully.

Contents

Introduction - Harsh Sethi

  • The RNTCP: Mission for a TB-free India - R.S. Gupta
  • Enhancing the Quality of TB Care in India - Srinath Satyanarayana & Madhukar Pai
  • TB Control in India: Mapping the Gaps - Anurag Bhargava
  • MDR-TB in India: Past the Tipping Point? - Zarir F. Udwadia
  • India as TB’s Innovation Hub - V.S. Chauhan
  • Stories from the Ground - Bijoyeta Das
  • The Great Gap - Nalini Krishnan
  • TB in my Backyard - Kalikesh Singh Deo
  • EPTB in Disdain: The Indian Public Health Scenario - Sarman Singh
  • Combating TB: A Global Perspective - Dalbir Singh
  • Building BRICS against Tuberculosis - Rani Mullen & Patrick Mullen