Who: Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-free India
When: 10 September 2015
Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-Free India: Goal to engage corporate to end TB in India
The Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-Free India was launched on 10 September 2015 by the US Ambassador to India Richard Verma along with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and Ratan Tata, Chairman, Sir Ratan Tata Trusts.
The Dialogue aims at engaging the corporate sector to further strengthen the Union Government’s Call to Action for a TB-Free India.
Call to Action for a TB-Free India was launched by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare JP Nadda on 23 April 2015. The campaign is an initiative led by Government to engage corporate, civil society and community leaders to end TB in the country. The call to action will culminate in a National Summit in March 2016.
The call was launched to reach out to all suspected TB (tuberculosis) patients for counseling and treatment.
According to the World Health Organization Global (WHO) TB Report 2014, 240000 Indians die of TB each year and 61000 suffer from multidrug-resistant TB.