TB Research

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda and Union MoS Health Anupriya Patel with Kochon Foundation Chairman Doohyun Kim, India TB Research Consortium Coordinator Dr. Manjula Singh, ICMR DG Preeti Sudan, Dr. R.R. Gangakhedkar, Dr. Srikanth Tripathy and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan during an award ceremony organized to present the International Kochon Prize 2017 to the Indian Council of Medical Research for establishing the India TB Research Consortium to accelerate TB Research and Development efforts in India; in New Delhi March 13, 2018. (IANS photo)

NEW DELHI — The Indian Council of Medical Research was March 13 awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for encouraging research and development efforts towards a tuberculosis treatment.

The ICMR received the $65,000 award from the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit organization from Korea, for establishing the India TB Research Consortium to accelerate R&D efforts in the country, a statement said.

"The TB consortium is working with public and private institutes to guide the country's research efforts towards the development of point-of-care diagnostics, shorter treatment regimens and an effective vaccine for tuberculosis," it said.

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