Free TB screening in eight wards of KMC

September 23, 2022 17:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Tuberculosis testing has been done free of charge in eight wards of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC). The Japan Tuberculosis Prevention Organization organized a two-day free tuberculosis (TB) health camp in collaboration with the Japan Nepal Health and Tuberculosis Research Organization and the local ward offices.

A modern  'Gene Expert' machine has been installed in Taplejung to detect tuberculosis (TB) germs within two hours. Till now, microscopy has been used to test for tuberculosis at primary health centers and health posts. In the past, however, after carrying out microscopic examinations, the Gene Expert machine would be used to confirm that the patients had tuberculosis.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has announced plans to launch nationwide campaigns to implement the policy to make Nepal tuberculosis-free within four years.

Global efforts to combat TB have saved 63 million lives since 2000. Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We must be bold to end TB by 2030

October 31, 2019 01:00 am

The World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report, released on October 17, outlines several positive trends in the battle against the world’s most deadly infectious disease.

KAILALI, Aug 29: In 2017, there were 29 tuberculosis cases in Masuriya, a village in Kailali district. The following year, this number reached 40.  The new TB patients have been found in the same localities where cases were seen some 18 years ago. Masuriya Health Post is alarmed at the spurt in TB cases within such a small population.

JUMLA, June 12: As many as 2,540 students of five schools in Jumla district have undergone tuberculosis tests.

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KATHMANDU, March 24: Tuberculosis kills 18 people every day, according to the National Tuberculosis Center. In 2017/18, at least 196,000 people have been suspected with the disease. However, less than a quarter of the patients, around 32,000 accessed treatment, the Center said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: More than half million people died of tuberculosis in the SAARC countries in 2017. As many as 380 million people suffered from the disease while only 250 people received treatment.

Spread of Tuberculosis continues

July 23, 2018 03:00 am

KAILALI, July 23: Even as the government and stakeholders are making attempts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB), a recently published report shows that the disease is still prevalent in places and communities where it was first noticed about two decades ago.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 1: National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) has started conducting a survey to collect fact data of tuberculosis patients for the first time in its history.

Tuberculosis kills 7,000 annually

January 20, 2018 13:34 pm

BHAKTAPUR, Jan. 20: The National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) Bhaktapur has revealed that around 35,000 new patients of tuberculosis have been detected every year.

Three die of tuberculosis in Bara

July 14, 2017 15:52 pm

KALAIYA, July 14: Three persons have died of tuberculosis in a period of eight months in the district, according to data with the Nepal Tuberculosis Nibaran Sastha, Bara.

Thank you Tuberculosis!

March 24, 2017 23:20 pm

Tuberculosis (TB) became a very good friend of mine. I had no idea when we first met but meeting TB was a blessing in disguise. It helped me broaden my vision and most importantly, gave me an opportunity to know myself. It stayed with me for six months and gave me amazing memories. Before I got diagnosed with TB, my life was hectic; I used to rush to volunteer in different events from morning to evening. I hardly had time for my family. I was lost in my own world where my focus was only work.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 16: The 10th convention of the National Tuberculosis Center, Bhaktapur, on Tuesday elected an 11-member new working committee under the leadership of Ram Shikhwa.