50 years of tuberculosis control in India: progress, pitfalls and the way forward.

@article{John201350YO,
  title={50 years of tuberculosis control in India: progress, pitfalls and the way forward.},
  author={Tarun Jacob John and Vipin M. Vashishtha and Sushil Mathew John},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={93-8}
}
India established the National Tuberculosis Control Project (NTCP) 50 years ago and re-designed it as Revised NTCP (RNTCP) 19 years ago. Tuberculosis (TB) control was beset with obstacles-BCG vaccination was found ineffective in TB control in 1979; human immunodeficiency virus began spreading in India since 1984 with TB as the commonest opportunistic disease; multi-drug resistance was found to be prevalent since 1992. The World Health Organization declared TB as global emergency in 1993. Yet… CONTINUE READING

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