Towards tuberculosis elimination: an action framework for low-incidence countries

by Knut Lönnroth, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Ibrahim Abubakar et al.
European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) Express – Published on March 18, 2015

25 pp. 1.5 MB:
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2015/03/18/09031936.00214014.full.pdf+htmlhome_cover_resize

This paper describes an action framework for countries with low tuberculosis (TB) incidence (<100 TB cases per million population) that are striving for TB elimination. The framework sets out priority interventions required for these countries to progress first towards “pre-elimination” (<10 cases per million) and eventually the elimination of TB as a public health problem (less than one case per million). The overall approach needs to be multisectorial, focusing on equitable access to high-quality diagnosis and care, and on addressing the social determinants of TB.

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