Global Tuberculosis Control
Surveillance, Planning, Financing : WHO Report 2004eBook - 2004
This is the eighth annual report by the World Health Organization on global tuberculosis control, including data on case notifications and treatment outcomes from 201 national TB control programmes, and an analysis of plans, budgets, expenditures, and constraints on the expansion of control strategies for 22 high-burden countries. Nine consecutive years of data are now available to access progress towards the 2005 global targets for case detection and treatment success. Topics discussed include monitoring methods and results for the detection and treatment of TB cases, using the DOTS (Directly Observed Therapy - Short Course) Strategy, the internationally recommended control strategy for TB. Based on recent trends, it is expected that the case detection rate will be about 50 per cent by the year 2005, by which time all TB patients reported in the public sector will receive the internationally recommended standard of care under DOTS. Beyond 2005, and preferably sooner, DOTS programmes and public health authorities must begin to recruit patients from non-participating clinics and hospitals, notably in the private sector in Asia, and from beyond the present limits of public health systems in Africa. A special effort must be made to improve cure rates in Africa.
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, c2004.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 218 p.) : ill.
Alternative Title: WHO report 2004