India to be free of Tuberculosis by 2025

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India to be free of Tuberculosis by 2025
20 July 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a social cause or an issue of human sensitivity as a mission. 
India fixed a deadline of 2025 for eradicating tuberculosis (TB) against the global deadline of 2030. 
The main aim of the government is to eradicate the disease.
Union Health Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministries of Defence, Railways and Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to eliminate TB from India by 2025.
He also spoke about diseases like leprosy and tuberculosis and stressed on the need to eradicate them.
A new scheme for nutritional support to expand public-private partnership models and aligning our strategies to follow the similar success we got in HIV /AIDS. 
Information Technology (IT)  tools are used to monitor the programme and treatment adherence.

About TB:
It is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. 
The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.

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