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Indian studies show major gaps in TB knowledge and self-reported practices of providers, suggesting poor adherence to established standards in the private sector. A recent study, using simulated patients, confirmed the overall low quality of TB care in the private sector, and revealed a substantial gap between what doctors know and what they actually do in their practice.
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The World Health Organization has recently recommended a new treatment protocol which is commonly referred to as the Bangladesh Regimen. It can be completed within 12 months, which not only reduces costs but also has the potential to improve treatment outcomes.
As the Prime Minister of India speaks to the US Congress this week, a neglected epidemic threatens India's progress. It's not Ebola or Zika - but rather tuberculosis, an ancient disease that silently kills one Indian every 90 seconds.