In association with International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), the project aims to demonstrate a model for promoting early diagnosis of TB by utilising newer solutions in community settings
Fujifilm India has launched the second phase of its campaign on TB “NEVER STOP: SCREENING TO REDUCE DIAGNOSTIC DELAYS” in selected districts of Assam, Gujarat and Kerala. The second phase of this campaign aims to increase awareness of TB as a curable disease and promote screening and early diagnosis among tea sector workers, difficult to reach population in rural and urban areas including the tribal population. Apart from symptomatic screening, Fujifilm would be providing nutrition support to identified TB patients in Sivasagar district of Assam.
In association with International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), the project aims to demonstrate a model for promoting early diagnosis of TB by utilising newer solutions in community settings. Through the campaign, Fujifilm will be offering door-to-door awareness on TB and provide mobile digital X-ray services along with Qure.ai’s computed aided radiology software application designed with deep-learning for the intervention.
Fujifilm screening initiative aims to reach more than 5 million people and conduct X-ray for around 30,000 of identified people using handheld X-ray machines. The project will also facilitate TB testing of identified presumptive cases.
Fujifilm is a diamond member of Corporate TB Pledge (CTP), which is a joint initiative of the Government of India and USAID/India to galvanise corporate support in the fight against TB. CTP Secretariat hosted at The Union under the USAID/ India supported iDEFEAT TB project has been providing necessary technical assistance for investing time and resources in TB space, thereby complimenting NTEP’s efforts.