For decades, India has under-invested in TB control, says Madhukar Pai

India has not delivered because of poor investment and weak implementation, says Pai

Tuberculosis. Photo: Reuters

Tuberculosis. Photo: Reuters

Shreya Shah | IndiaSpend
“India has under-invested in tuberculosis (TB) control for several decades,” Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology & global health at McGill University in Montreal, and the Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre, told IndiaSpend in an email interview.
“Historically, India has promised a lot in health, but not delivered because of poor investment and weak implementation. So, my wish is for India to spend more on health, and take TB control more seriously,” said Pai, 46, who who did his medical training and community medicine residency in Vellore, India, before a PhD in epidemiology at UC Berkeley. He serves on several TB committees at the World Health Organization (WHO)

First Published: Jun 27 2017 | 5:00 PM IST

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