people developed active TB disease in 2021, 18% higher than 2020 in India1
people developed active TB disease globally in 20211
decline in TB incidence for the year 2021 (210 per 100,000 population) as compared to 2015 (256 per 100,000 population) in India
rise in incidence rate between 2020 and 2021 globally 1
TB case notification rate increased from 131 (2020)3 to 153 (2021)4 to 172 (2022)1
deaths reported in 2021, 13% higher than than of year 2019 estimate
deaths from all forms of TB were reported in 2021
Under the National Strategic Plan (2017-25), India has committed to Ending TB by 2025.
Reduce TB deaths by 90%, TB incidence by 80% and catastrophic expenses to zero as compared to 2015.
In collaboration with the Central TB Division and National Technical Support Unit, IHAT implements the TB State Technical Support Unit (TB STSU) in Uttar Pradesh with the objective of supporting the state’s management of private sector engagement, strategic purchasing, Direct Benefit Transfer and multi-sectoral collaboration in order to enhance TB prevention, detection and treatment outcomes.
Support to the State TB Cell (STC), Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance leadership capacity and establish a regulatory framework for streamlining partner procurement and contract management. Building capacity of private service providers and Patient Provider Support Agencies (PPSA).
Support the state government in Uttar Pradesh to map TB diagnostics capacity, strengthen timely notification and public health actions. Enhance availability and accessibility of TB services for rural patients at Health and Wellness Centres. Assess and monitor target of 5% referrals of presumptive TB from out-patients attending public health care facilities. Strategic behaviour change communication for early detection of TB and improved TB treatment outcomes.
Monitor TB care cascades at state/district level, strengthen State Task Force (STF) for TB operations research, explore resources for special studies and implementation research, support TB surveillance.
Support the government to a) enhance TB outreach services to vulnerable populations and industries, b) adopt a gendered approach focusing on elderly, children and adolescents and c) enhance social & nutritional responses for TB elimination through collaboration with other government departments and Corporates.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable communicable disease. Yet, this is a leading cause of death. This brief highlights on how TB State Technical Support Unit (TB STSU) of IHAT intends to provide support the Government of Uttar Pradesh in TB prevention, detection and treatment outcomes.Read More