KHPT and Assam State TB Cell jointly host media roundtable on addressing barriers to TB elimination

June 4, 2022

The State TB Cell (STC) of the Government of Assam and KHPT jointly hosted a media roundtable discussion titled ‘Winning the Battle Against TB: Adopting a Community-based Approach to Behaviour Change’ in Guwahati on June 1. The event, conducted under the USAID-funded Breaking the Barriers project, focused on the need to address barriers to TB treatment and care through a community-based approach. The important role of media in amplifying the issue was addressed during a session titled ‘Why Media Is a Critical Partner’.

Media representatives were addressed by Dr. Avijit Basu, Joint Director cum State TB Officer, Department of Health Services, Government of Assam.  Dr. Palash Talukdar, WHO-NTEP Consultant, and Dr. Paranjay Bordoloi, State IEC Officer, STC Assam, were some of the dignitaries present at the event.  

An press release issued to the media was carried by several publications. Special coverage of the event may be accessed here, here and here.

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