Tuberculosis (TB) spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. It is estimated that a person with this disease could infect about 20 individuals during their lifetime.
Common symptoms are cough for 3 weeks or longer, weight loss, loss of appetite, high fever, night sweats, and extreme tiredness or lack of energy. Early detection helps in curing TB with appropriate medication.
According to the WHO Global TB report 2018, in India:
- 2.8 million new TB cases are reported each year;
- 41,000 deaths from TB each year;
- 135,000 multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases each year.
TB has emerged as a major threat to the world of work. Most of the cases in India have been reported from the most productive age group of 15-49 years, with a high economic and social cost.
India stands committed to the global goal of “The End TB Strategy”, that calls for a world free of TB by 2025. The Government of India is committed to achieving the same through a multi-sectoral effort, in which the world of work can play a very important role.
Sannam S4 fully supports USAID and its partners at Amcham and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on their TB Pledge.
Workplace and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative aimed to:
- Raise awareness of TB as a curable disease; and
- Improve TB health outcomes.
As part of our efforts to be better stewards within our communities and our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Sannam S4 has committed our support as a Gold Member of this important initiative.