Human Touch Foundation observed World TB Day in collaboration with Primary Health Centre, Cortalim and Kiran Niketan, Zuarinagar, to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global epidemic.
Dr. Satish Pednekar spoke on the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis and explained in brief about the RNTCP programme of the government. Sr. Philesine from Kiran Niketan demonstrated sputum collection for detection of tuberculosis.
Dr. Poornima Shirodkar, Primary Health Centre, Cortalim, spoke on COVID-19 and co-morbidities and importance of taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Everyone has a role to play and fulfil the United Nations Political Declaration on Tuberculosis by the agreed December 2022 deadline. COVID-19 has reversed our gains and slowed down our progress.
That is why the theme for World TB Day 2021 is “The Clock is Ticking”, highlighting the urgency with which the international community must step up and redouble its efforts to fulfil their commitments, said, Peter F. Borges, Founder, Human Touch Foundation.
A testimony of TB Champion, Deepti Chavan was screened the programme which was attended by around 15 TB patients and public.
The programme was conducted by Basavaraj Katti and Applesta Da Costa from Human Touch Foundation
Human Touch Foundation felicitated on World TB Day
Human Touch Foundation was felicitated on World TB Day by CMO, State TB Programme in the presence of Director of Health Services and other health officials at Directorate of Health Services, Panaji. Human Touch Foundation provides nutritional support to around 50 adolescents and youth with TB all over Goa.