by Christopher Gilpin, Alexei Korobitsyn, Karin Weyer et al.
World Health Organization, 2017
After decades of stagnation, finally new diagnostics, drugs and regimens have become available through intensified research efforts and increased field experiences. This has engendered a growing need for expert guidance to the point that the production of guidelines and policy recommendations risks resulting in limited understanding if not seen in a comprehensive and coherent fashion. This document, therefore, has been conceived to provide a general overview of all recommendations made by WHO in the past few years. It incorporates all recent policy guidance from WHO’s Global TB Programme; follows the care pathway of persons with signs or symptoms of TB in seeking diagnosis, treatment and care; and it includes those cross-cutting elements that are essential to a patient-centred approach to care delivery.