Corporate TB pledge (CTP), is an initiative jointly launched by the Government of India and USAID in April 2019. The initiative was launched in response to Prime Minister’s call to achieving SDG target related to TB by 2025. CTP initiative is being implemented by International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union) under the USAID supported iDEFEAT TB project.The aim of the CTP is to engage the corporates and business associations to facilitate industry-led sustainable solutions to end TB in workplace and community settings.
The CTP initiative currently has over 150 corporates partnersincluding Apollo Tyres, Johnson and Johnson, Medanta – Medicity, ADANI group, Welspun, Dalmiya Bharat Foundation, Ambuja Cement, GAIL India, BEST Mumbai, Nayara Energy etc. and 10 business Associations including ASSOCHAM, FOKIA, AMCHAM etc.
More than 6 million people have been reached out through variouscorporate supported activities and projects. Over 1 million people have been screened for TB symptoms and around 54000 TB testing have been facilitated.Corporates have supported establishing of over 15 Microscopy centres, 6 CBNAAT/Gene Expert Machines, 5 Mobile X-ray Vans and nutritional support to about 2500 patients.