Friday, June 09, 2006

NACO (IIPM-Press Release)

When the whole world is going gaga over the HIV/AIDS scare, can India be far behind? Soon after the first few HIV cases were reported in the country in 1986, the government went ahead and launched the National Aids Control Programme (NACO) in 1987. NACO is responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of the program and coordinating multi-sectoral coordination for the same, with dollops of foreign grants and government funds. Needless to say that the government’s timely intervention has managed to control the AIDS spread in India, with only 5.1 million HIV infected people in the country. In contrast, a similar drives needed to control the rising TB deaths in India. More than 4,50,000 people die every year from TB in the country. Is someone listening?

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Source IIPM-Editorial,2006

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