“As per the WHO’s latest report, India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths. The Government of India (GoI) has gone further and targeted elimination by 2025 though there is no definition of elimination, one could consider it to be incidence <10 per lakh as indicated in the WHO target for 2035. Eliminating TB epidemic in India by 2025. To attain the required results, it would require even higher rates of reduction per year, perhaps 9-10% incrementally every year which would be quantum jumps.”
Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program
Mortality due to Tuberculosis has reduced from 56/1,00,000 population in 2000 to 36/1, 00,000 population in 2015. It would need to reduce to 3-4 by 2025. It means necessarily that all missing patients would need to be detected, treated and cured every year from now on. Currently it is estimated that 1.3 million cases are missing. This is a frightening challenge. RNTCP has come out with very optimistic National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Elimination 2017-2025. If implemented in totality, this will result in significant impact. However, implementation is still a major challenge. MPVHA is trying hard to support the government effort in all respect”.
Public Private Support Agency under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
MPVHA was selected as a Public Private Support Agency under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Madhya Pradesh State Government, under National Health Mission, to implement the program in Rama and Thandla blocks of Jhabua district in the year 2019. MPVHA has provided support in the management of service provider, patient management and Fixed Drug Combination (FDC) logistics and management.
- Abridged the gap between the service seekers and service providers.
- Case detection improved.
- Completion of full treatment enhanced.