Addressing India’s TB Challenge through Research, Innovation and Partnerships
The India TB Research Consortium (ITRC) is an initiative being led by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which aims to bring together diverse stakeholders to develop new tools – diagnostics, vaccines and drugs – to enable India to take a leadership role in fast-tracking translational TB research and find solutions for the world. ITRC aims to achieve this goal through adopting an interdisciplinary collaborative approach by harnessing the national and international expertise to advance technology as well as product development by delivering effective diagnostics, shorter drug regimens, efficacious vaccines along with newer interventions for TB control and subsequent elimination of the disease.
The India TB Research Consortium has been set up at the ICMR Headquarters in New Delhi by constituting Working Groups for translating R&D leads to products and interventions and undertake activities across all thematic areas. The Consortium is currently being supported by several partner agencies.