Tuberculosis (TB)

Guidelines for surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis - 5th edition

Guidelines for surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis - 5th edition 2015

Publication details

Number of pages: 63
Publication date: June 2015
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 154913 4
WHO reference number:
WHO/HTM/TB/2015.13

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Supplementary materials

This fifth edition of the WHO “Guidelines for surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis” presents up-to-date guidance on the design and implementation of setting-specific surveys and surveillance systems to measure the burden and trends of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The guidelines incorporate the wealth of experience gained from 20 years of the Global Project on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance. The document presents new guidance on: (i) the incorporation of molecular technologies into surveys, (ii) the use of sentinel surveillance to monitor trends in drug resistance over time in countries with recent, high quality survey data but without the capacity for routine continuous surveillance.