Author: Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD—Author and Series Editor
Number of pages: 3
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Overview: Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people today than HIV and malaria combined. In 2016, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide and 1.7 million TB deaths, according to the World Health Organization. And India is at the epicentre of this global epidemic, with half a million TB deaths annually. India also accounts for 16 per cent of the estimated 490,000 new cases of multi-drug resistant TB. Can India turn things around and control this epidemic?