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Government of India's Mission to Strengthen Research to Fight TB

welcome to the India TB Research Consortium

The India TB Research Consortium (ITRC) has been formed to fast-track and align efforts in TB research. ITRC aims to achieve this goal through an interdisciplinary collaborative approach by harnessing national and international expertise to advance technology as well as product development by delivering effective diagnostics, shorter drug regimens, efficacious vaccines alongwith newer interventions for TB control. A secratariat of the India TB Research Consortium has been set up at the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi for initiating activities around the identified thematic areas and constituting of Working Groups for translating R&D leads to various products and interventions.

Diagnostics

Correct diagnosis is the first step to complete the cycle of treatment and cure. ITRC aims to improve access to newer and rapid tests to detect TB.

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Therapeutics

Newer drugs and drug regimens in combination therapy are being evaluated to shorten TB treatment duration.

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Vaccines

Promising vaccine candidates are being evaluated for further clinical trials for prevention of disease.

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Implementation Research

Studies being undertaken by ITRC aim to guide policy framework and design of newer strategies for India’s Revised National TB Control Programme.

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VISION: To achieve elimination of TB from India by investing in new tools - drugs, diagnostics, vaccines - as well as provide these solutions to the world.

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