Tuberculosis outweighed HIV and malaria in global deaths with an alarming figure of 1.4 million in 2015. Looking at the new cases, South East Asia and Africa accounted for about 60% of the reported cases which were mainly distributed in India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa. Way behind the projected target of 4-5% decline in annual TB cases set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the actual reported decline was only 1.5% annually. Much more serious in treatment of TB is the situation of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) which adds up to about 5 lakh people annually half of which come from India, China and Russia. However, the silver lining is that proper treatment helped save the lives of 49 million people suffering from TB during 2000 to 2015. Gap in the timings of contracting the disease and treatment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is a major problem in its treatment. Read More
Human Biology Review
ISSN 2277 - 4424
International Peer Reviewed Journal of Biological Anthropology. Published Quarterly during January, April, July and October every year.