of India is a Voluntary Organization. Its aims
and objectives are:
- The prevention
- Treatment &
- Relief of tuberculosis.
The Tuberculosis Association of India is a voluntary organization. It was set up in February, 1939 as a registered society by incorporating the King Emperor's Anti-Tuberculosis Fund and King George Thanks-giving (Anti-Tuberculosis) Fund.
Its aims and objectives are:
- The prevention, control, treatment and relief of tuberculosis.
- The encouragement of and assistance in the establishment throughout India of State Associations having objectives similar in whole or in part to those of the Association.
- The affiliation or control of and the rendering of assistance to any institution having objectives similar in whole or in part to the objects of the Association.
- The undertaking of the Research and Investigation on subjects concerning tuberculosis and allied chest diseases.
- The doing of all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.
Its members are the State Affiliates who nominate their representatives to its Annual General Meeting and Central Committee.
The present major activities of the TAI are :
- Providing quality diagnostic and treatment services through the
New Delhi TB Centre.
- Complementing supplementing Revised National Tuberclosis Control Program ( RNTCP ),(Directly Observed Treatement Shord Course) DOTs services of Government of India ( GoI ). No new units are to be established to avoid costs and duplication.
TAI does not receive any Government grants for its activities. A TB Seal Campaign which is inaugurated every year on 2nd October by the President of India who is the Patron of TAI. A TB Seal costs 2 rupees and carries a message about tuberculosis.
Technical education by way of holding national and state level conferences which serve the scientific purpose of updating knowledge of tuberculosis
The Seals are attractively designed and cost only Rs.2/-.
The TB Seals printed by the Association has won ‘First Prize of TB Seal Designs’ by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Paris, for the years 2006 and 2007 and in the year 2005, won the ‘Second prize of TB Seal Designs’.
In order to boost the IEC activities, the Association produced a film on Tuberculosis through the grants-in-aid of the Central TB Division of the Directorate General of Health Services and distributed to various TB Institutions and State TB Associations for their health education activities.
The Association has also brought out an educative flip charts for use by medico-social workers for the health education programme through the grants-in-aid of the Central TB Division.
The Association is publishing a Souvenir every year on occasion of the inauguration of the TB Seal Campaign, which is inaugurated by H.E. the President of India (Patron of Association) on 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti) at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
The Association also organized with the help of Delhi TB Association street plays and Nukad Nataks to propagate the Revised National Tuberclosis Control Program / Directly Observed Treatement Shord Course (RNTCP / DOTs) programme.