World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis
March 24 marks the day on which Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacteria that causes TB, 138 years ago. Today is a sober reminder to the public health community to revisit the disease and renew our efforts to ensure prompt diagnosis, better management and nutrition support for TB patients. As the WHO has said, ‘it’s time to end TB’ – even in the times of the coronavirus.
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Dr.Pavitra Mohan is the founder and Dr.Sanjana Brahmawar is the director of nutrition, both at Basic Healthcare Services.