New WHO publication on tuberculosis prevention

07/02/2018 Press 1965 Views
New WHO publication on tuberculosis prevention

The World Health Organisation has just issued a new publication on good practices in the prevention and care of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis in correctional factilities.

Tuberculosis (TB), and especially drug-resistant TB, is a public health challenge in both civilian and penitentiary sectors worldwide. The Global End TB Strategy envisages specific measures to be taken by WHO Member States globally to tackle the problem and address the challenge. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has developed the TB Action Plan for 2016–2020 to achieve the milestones and objectives set by the Global End TB Strategy. This first compendium of best practices in TB control in prisons is an essential document for the implementation of the Strategy, providing examples of treatment and care following the recommendations proposed for WHO and its partners.

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