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About CETI

CETI was founded in 2010 with the vision to make Indore TB Free. Dr. Manoj and Dr. Bhargava , Advisors of CETI started working in the district at grass root level identifying gaps , developing strategies and roadmaps towards increasing notification of Tuberculosis. Success of their efforts towards TB elimination motivated them to extend their vision to the National level and support India in achieving the status ofTB Free Nation . The organization was later registered as NGO in year 2018

CETI has been supporting the Government of India and various State Government, National and International NGOs in conducting workshops and activities for District TB Officers, NTEP Staff , Private Practitioners and other healthcare professionals working in India to improve TB notification and thereby achieving the goal of TB Free India.

CETI collaborates with a number of local, national and international organisations like Lions club, Rotary club, Redcross Society , The Union etc . It has worked closely with International organisations like Emory University, USAID, AAPI(Association of Physicians of Indian Origin), World Health Organisation and Center for Disease Control and supported their activities on TB elimination.

At present CETI has the following focus areas:

  • Introduce a quality improvement (QI) approach towards TB treatment in India with the training of DTO – District TB Officers.
  • Be a resource for cities to create their own Roadmap for TB Free City.
  • Pilot and innovative projects on screening, active case finding, contact tracing, and follow-up in local regions such as Indore to later scale up successful models.
  • Supporting Government Organisations, Medical colleges, and Healthcare professionals with Knowledge sharing and Global cross learning

Mission To decrease morbidity and mortality due to  TB in India and improve access to quality TB care and control services through enhanced participation.

Our Goal:  “Eliminate TB Deaths in India through awareness, notification & case finding within our lifetime”

Our Story

Over the Years


Supported NTEP Active Case Finding  in Indore

CETI is teaming up with Union and other leaders for quality improvement training.


Meeting in Mumbai AAPI Global Health Summit with GOI, WHO, USAID, CDC

Conducted Workshop over airborne infection control in Nagpur on in collaboration with CDC

Attended USAID co-creation in New Delhi

Final report on Roadmap for 10 cities (Indore, Bhopal, Nagpur, Malad, Mysore, Ahmedabad , Rajkot, Varanasi, Lucknow and Gujrat Villages) are prepared with the support of concern DTO, WHO Consultants and Local champion and NGOs

Piloted telemedicine for TB patients from US doctor Dr Nidhi Lal- and affiliation with Boston University.

Elimination presentation at AAPI in July 2019 in Atlanta

Participation in AAPI Global Health Summit as a speaker in Hyderabad in July 2019- Dr. Salil Bhargava

ACF model with support of ASHAs in Delhi Rohini Sector – 9 under the guidance of Dr Dinesh Karagwal (DTO Rohini)

ACF in Lucknow initiated

Published 2 articles in respected Journal on Roadmap for TB Free India, Quality Improvement for TB Review. Accepted and pending publication on Artificial Intelligence for TB in India

Participation in Joint Monitoring Mission in Nov 2019 – Dr. Manoj Jain and Dr. Salil Bhargava

CETI App for recording ACF cases


CETI collaborated with AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) and USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for TB Free City. Also scaling the active case finding to a population of 10 lacs.

Local Roadmap for TB Free India Training is conducted for 10 cities Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi, Lucknow, Malad, Nagpur,Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and for 40 villages of Gujrat to develop a pilot program for cities/districts/villages.

It has  three components.

  1. Develop Local Strategic Plan
  2. Field work for Awareness, Notification and Active Case Finding ( This will be the focus of this training session)
  3. Present findings at AAPI Global Health Summit on December 28-29. 2018

Local Roadmap for TB Free India is an initiative of RNTCP-CTD, AAPI, CETI, USAID and WHO to develop pilot programs to help cities/districts/villages become TB FREE. It has three components.


Mission Lambi Khansi Dheema Bukhar (LKDB) initiated in Khajrana and Malwa mill area CETI did Active case finding Phase wise in Khajrana and Malwa Mill area. Apart from this CETI did many other activities such as Slum activities, health check up camps, TB exhibitions etc


CETI piloted a campaign conducted active case finding in high-risk ( slum) areas of Indore. 


CETI Conducted a seminar of DDG TB in 12th January 2014.

CETI teamed together with Rotary Club of Indore to write a Global Grant for TB. Working with Government’s TB program (RNTCP) CETI, increased awareness and notification of TB cases in Indore, Barwani, Ujjain and Dewas.


CETI Launched  a TB helpline Inauguration on 25th March 2013 by Mr K Dinesh (co-chair infosys).

CETI did workshops with Local doctors, Media, teachers, laboratories and Local NGOs to bring them up under an umbrella to eliminate TB Deaths.



CETI Collaborated with National Integrated medical Association (Ayush doctors) to support slum dwellers and to create TB awareness programs in schools.


TB Notification

CETI initiated TB Notification with selected high burden private Chest physicians, CETI had kept a register to record TB patients data to calculate private TB patients.



CETI initiated innovative projects for TB elimination.

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