Tuberculosis Disease Prevention Program

PRACHODANA organization conducts various awareness program on the Prevention of Tuberculosis disease. For that, we distribute medical pills with the support of primary health centers. We implemented the awareness program with the support of an Agency CHAI   from Bangalore. This project was conducted mainly at Arakalgodu taluk in Hassan District. 

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What are the goals of the TB Prevention?

The National TB prevention program was introduced by the Government of India in 1962. It aims to eliminate TB as a public health issue by coordinating and focusing disease-control activities on three main goals:

  1. Rendering all individuals with active TB disease as non-infectious.
  2. Ensuring all individuals with latent TB infection remain non-infectious.
  3. Ensuring all individuals without TB infection do not become infected.

How can we control infections?

TB infection control includes the use of masks & respirators, which means preventing the transmission of TB in such settings as hospitals or prisons. The pasteurization of milk also helps to prevent humans from getting bovine TB. There is a vaccine for TB (named BCG), but it makes only a small contribution to TB prevention.

What is tuberculosis?

Want to know facts?

Tuberculosis is a pulmonary disease causing 1.5 million deaths each year. Typical symptoms of active lung TB are cough with sputum and blood at times, weakness, night sweats, chest pains, fever and weight loss.

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