Raipur, CHATTISGARH: In an effort towards networking and collaboration with the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP) of Govt. of India, Mr. Migmar Tashi, TB Coordinator of Department of Health, CTA (TVHA), along with Dr Lodoe Phuntsok, Medical Officer of Tibetan Primary Health Centre, Mainpat attended 3rd RNTCP Regional Review Meeting (East Region) held at Raipur in Chhattisgarh from 14 to 16 March 2019.

The meeting was attended amongst others by State TB officials of 5 states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, officials of Central TB Division, MOH&FW, GoI and its partners such as Union, FIND, CHRI (JEET), THALI/USAID, REACH, SHIS, etc.

During the meeting Mr Migmar had the opportunity to meet with the state TB officials of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal and apprised them about the activities being implemented by the Health Department, CTA (TVHA) and future collaborations in implementation of RNTCP in these states.

The meeting was a part of series of regional meetings planned across the country. Earlier, similar regional review meetings were held in Bengaluru and Mumbai for the south and west region respectively.

The objective of convening the meeting is to review the programme performance indicators of each state and narrow the gaps so as to achieve the SDG goal of TB elimination by 2025. The program is funded under the GFATM (The Global Fund to Fight AIDS,Tuberculosis & Malaria).

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