TB Deaths Among People Living with HIV Reduced by 84% in India as Per UNAIDS (Download PDF)

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With 84 % reduction in Tuberculosis in 2017 India recorded highest decline among over 20 nations and 3 years ahead of the 2020 deadline, as per the reports of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day Commemorated on 24th March 2019, UNAIDS is urging countries to step up action to meet the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75 per cent.

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World Health Organisation Report

  • WHO estimates show that, globally, TB deaths among people living with HIV have fallen by 42 % since 2010, from 520,000 down to 300,000 in 2017.

  • The estimates show that, by 2017,5 low or middle income countries achieved or exceeded the target of a 75 % reduction in TB deaths among people living with HIV, 3 years ahead of schedule.

  • India achieved the highest reduction at 84%, followed by Eritrea (83%, Djibouti (78%) and Malawi (78%).

  • TB is the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming around 4,400 lives a day. TB also remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV.

  • The number of TB deaths among people living with HIV in eastern Europe and central Asia, increased by 22 % between 2010 and 2017, with increases being seen in all but 3 countries in the region.

UNAIDS

  • Formed in – 1994

  • Headquarter – Geneva, Switzerland

  • All people diagnosed with TB and HIV need immediate access to treatment and support to adhere to their treatment regimens.

  • UNAIDS is urging all countries to step up action and partners to work together to ensure that all people affected by HIV and TB have access to effective prevention and treatment services. This can only help in achieving target by a bigger margin.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 15, 2019

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