World TB Day – Kalpana Palkhiwala

K Jha | Civil Services Chronicle | March 23, 2011

India has the world's largest TB epidemic in terms of incidence and mortality and the disease remains the largest killer of Indians between the ages of 15 and 45. In India, it causes over 1000 deaths in a day. India harbors 1/5th of the world's incidence (largest of any single country) of TB.