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MSF hands over Designated Microscopy Centre to RNTCP

MSF hands over Designated Microscopy Centre Published on 26 Mar. 2014 12:45 AM IST Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) formally handed back the management responsibility for Mon Designated Microscopy Centre (DMC) and the Chest Ward to Nagaland Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) March 24. MSF or Doctors without Borders is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that that delivers emergency aid to affected people in more than 65 countries. MSF has been a partner with health & family welfare department since 2010, with a common goal of improving the health services in Mon District Hospital. It started working actively with RNCTP on World TB day 2012. According to a MSF press release, in 2013 Mon was the second district in terms of Suspected TB cases examined with 2831, just after Dimapur, and the numbers seen were exceeding the estimates for the entire district, with a case detection rate for 2013 of 109%, highlighting that TB was a bigger problem that expected. Mon district

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