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Mar 24, 2019
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India achieves 84 % reduction in TB deaths among HIV patients: UN

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India has achieved an 84 per cent reduction in tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV by 2017.   

According to  the Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS, it is the highest recorded decline among over 20 nations and it is also three years ahead of the 2020 deadline. 

UNAIDS has urged countries to step up action to meet the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75 per cent, as outlined in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.

World Health Organisation estimates show that globally, TB deaths among people living with HIV have fallen by 42 per cent since 2010.

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