International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Screening all TB patients for diabetes mellitus: From pilot to policy change

In India, The Union has been implementing pilot projects on bidirectional screening of Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM). One arm of this has been the screening of TB patients for DM in collaboration with the Central TB Division (CTD), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This landmark project, modeled on the Collaborative Framework for Care and Control of TB and diabetes, published by WHO/The Union in August 2011, was key to a new policy introducing screening TB patients for diabetes countrywide.

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The Union: Reaching zero HIV/AIDS deaths depends on addressing TB-HIV co-epidemic

Paris, France / 29 November 2012 — The theme of World AIDS Day (1 December 2012) is "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths". But, according to the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the goal of zero AIDS-related deaths will not be reached without improved TB-HIV collaborative services.

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