As per WHO Global report 2019, India has the highest number of TB cases in the world. TB is an infectious disease and if not diagnosed and treated in time, it can spread to other people staying in close contact with TB patients. To prevent TB, early diagnosis and complete treatment has been proved to be a successful strategy.
In 2018, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi committed to eliminate TB in India by 2025, five years before the global target. It is an ambitious goal and considering the various socio-economic aspects of TB, it is clear that the health sector alone, will not be able to address TB challenge in India. Corporate sector with its reach among workers and communities can contribute significantly in reaching the unreached with TB information and services.
With this background, State TB Office, Assam and International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), in collaboration with Indian Tea Association (ITA) and Goodricke Tea is organizing a webinar with corporate sector on the 14th of December 2020 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. The theme of the webinar is Partnership for Action against Tuberculosis (PAct).
1. To mobilize new companies in the fight against TB
2. Sharing some of the project models of existing CTP members in the state
3. Develop a mechanism of collaboration between potential corporate partners and the government