More than a third of people estimated to have tuberculosis in 2018 were undiagnosed or detected but not notified.  In India, a review of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme in 2013 estimated that 72% of individuals with tuberculosis reached a diagnostic centre, 60% were diagnosed, and 53% registered for treatment.  To improve this situation, people who fear they might have tuberculosis should have access to cheap diagnostic tests, which can be posted or otherwise delivered to a laboratory and that provide sufficient information so the individual can receive the result and begin treatment if needed.



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