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INDIA: TB Awareness Expedition Reaches Tiruchi




 

The Hindu (Chennai) (02.18.2014) Aids Weekly Plus

The Hindu reported that a team of 22 cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at D.G. Vaishnav College in Chennai, India, began a motorcycle expedition on February 4 to spread TB awareness, knowledge of Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course, and the government’s role in TB prevention to all the districts in the state. At Tiruchi, the cadets performed skits and distributed pamphlets at public gathering places such as markets, railway junctions, and bus stands. The cadets also conducted surveys to determine the public’s TB awareness. So far, the team has covered 11 districts and collected a total of 4,500 completed questionnaires. They will continue to two more districts and will end the tour in Chennai where it began. The college principal will report the survey results on March 4.



 


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