Working with the Government of India and Indian partners, the U.S. Government has invested close to $100 million to prevent and control TB in India, and has helped to treat over 15 million people over the last 18 years. The progress is real. Millions of lives have been saved, and we have seen dramatic improvements in diagnosis and care. But the challenge to end TB in India remains. Despite a strong national TB control program, TB continues to be a leading cause of death in India. The U.S. will remain a sustained, committed partner, supporting India along the path toward ending TB.
Tuberculosis (TB) is silently killing India. An estimated 2.2 million cases are reported annually: of these 220,000 prove fatal. This is the highest number of deaths from TB anywhere in the world. The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is working collaboratively with the Government of India (GOI), the private sector and local partners to help India in its fight against TB.
U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma today visited a state-of-the-art WaterHealth Center at Lingarajpuram, Bengaluru. He later spoke with people in the surrounding neighborhoods who benefit from this U.S.-supported project.
The Project Management Specialist (IDPC) has overarching strategic, supervisory, technical, project management, and program/administrative responsibilities. S/he functions with a high degree of independence with respect to programs, issues, and responsibilities related to the IDPC portfolio of the Health Office. This key IDPC Team FSN technical leadership position is intended to bring high visibility and focus on USAID’s efforts to prevent the spread, and to further the control of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.
This position is located in the Food Security Office (FSO). The incumbent serves as a Project Management Assistant (PMA) and will provide substantive support to FSO for day to day program/project management, financial management and administrative assistance, and internal and external communications with various stakeholders. Under the direct supervision of the FSO Director and the Development Assistance Specialist, s/he will have primary responsibility for tracking project information pertaining to performance measures, quarterly and annual progress reports, financial analysis and repor
Last updated: May 12, 2016