Tuberculosis (TB)

Framework for the engagement of all health care providers in the management of drug resistant tuberculosis

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WHO

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Publication details

Number of pages: 44
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150891 9
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/TB/2015.04

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Overview

Framework for the engagement of all health care providers in the management of drug resistant tuberculosis

Engaging all relevant health care providers in the management of DR-TB cases is an important intervention to achieve the goal of universal access to DR−TB care and services. However, only limited progress has been made to date in engaging non-NTP providers in the management of DR-TB patients. WHO/GTB conducted four in-country assessments to Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey from November 2013 to February 2014. Following the in-country assessments, an "Expert consultation meeting on public-private mix for the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis (PPM DR-TB)", was held in Geneva, Switzerland, 23–24 June 2014. As a result of the assessments and consultation, the "Framework for engagement of all health care providers in the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis" has been developed.

The objectives of the Framework are:

  • to describe the rationale of, the approaches to, and the best practices in engagement of different health providers and partners in the management of drug-resistant TB patients; and
  • to describe the necessary components in planning and implementation of PPM DR-TB activities.

This document will help to guide National TB Programmes and partners in the adaptation and implementation of PPM DR-TB approaches in the many varied country settings.

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