May 17, 2023
IndiaSpend — May 17, 2023. “As long as community awareness is low, patients will need to be identified by those in the know, such as doctors and nurses. Such ‘case finding in India is still weak and requires far more resources’, according to Ramanan Laxminarayan, affiliate professor at the University of Washington, a senior research scholar at Princeton University, and founder and president of the One Health Trust.
‘Even though the numbers are going up, they lag the levels that the WHO calls for,” he says. “Each year, about 500,000 incident cases are undetected and not notified. It is difficult to shut down TB transmission as long as there are individuals with active TB in the community that aren’t receiving treatment.'”