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.