• WHO launches ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

    Posted By Admin On 28 Mar 2017 || Updated By On


    The WHO today launched an ethics guidance to help nations like India in implementing the 'End TB Strategy' and adhere to ethical standards in protecting the rights of those suffering from tuberculosis. India is also among the six countries that account for 60 per cent of the total TB cases globally, a recent study has said. The new WHO ethics guidance addresses contentious issues such as isolation of contagious patients, rights of TB patients in prisons, discriminatory policies against migrants affected by tuberculosis, among others.