Round Table Conference: NGOs should come forward to eradicate tuberculosis

Round Table Conference: NGOs should come forward to eradicate tuberculosis

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Highlighting the role of NGOs in eradicating tuberculosis, Samina Chaudhary, Infectious Diseases Team Leader at USAID, stressed the importance of making NGOs aware of their responsibilities and involving youth in the process instead of spreading panic among patients. Insisted.

Shahryar Ahmed, Assistant Scientist, ICDDR,B, while presenting the keynote address in the program, threw light on the basics of Tuberculosis. The disease is spread through the sneezes, coughs and spit of tuberculosis patients and now about 25 percent of the world's total population is suffering from it.

People with malnutrition, unhygienic residence, minors, elderly people, diabetics, alcohol addicts and smokers, residents with indoor air pollution, consumers of drugs that weaken the immune system are at risk of tuberculosis. According to the presentation, now a total of 379,000 people in Bangladesh are suffering from this disease, of which 52 percent are men, 40 percent are women and 8 percent are children.

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