IMA GFATM RNTCP PPM project: milestones in sight one year after

J Indian Med Assoc. 2008 Jul;106(7):454-8.


The IMA GFATM RNTCP PPM has completed its one year journey on 31-03-2008 and gaining the momentum. The IMA's three-tier administrative structure looks after the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) at all levels. At the end of first year, the PIP has come up to the satisfaction of all. The indicators of success have been tabulated and reproduced in this article. The objectives, targets of 'stop tuberculosis' strategy by 2050 has been mentioned to inform that less than 1 case per million population per year will no longer be a public health problem. What is public-private mix and how it enhances the quality of diagnosis and takes treatment convenient for patients is also being elaborated. Scientific bases of intermittent regimen of DOTS are also effective and this forms the rationale of the usage of the thrice-weekly regimens recommended in the RNTCP.

MeSH terms

  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Directly Observed Therapy*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Program Development*
  • Program Evaluation*
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Practice
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Time Factors
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / prevention & control


  • Antitubercular Agents