Mr Sputum, face of project to control TB
It is India’s latest campaign for control of tuberculosis. The spoof, aimed at reversing perceptions about TB, is part of the ambitious Project Axshya, which means TB-free. And India’s campaign stood out among those of 123 countries that presented new strategies to break barriers and bring tuberculosis under control at the recently concluded Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur.
Showcasing the success of Project Axshya was a poster presentation and a 13-minute video that showed how one of the remotest districts in the country, Neemuch at Madhya Pradesh, was able to identify as many as 1,256 TB suspects .
Axshya is a Global Fund Round 9 TB project, a civil society initiative, launched two years ago and expected to reach over 700 million people at 374 districts across 23 states in a phased manner. The recipients of the $199.54 million grant are the government, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and World Vision India.
Subrat Mohanty, project coordinator, told The Indian Express that one of the major highlights has been
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