Category Archives: Tuberculosis

Global Economic Impact of Tuberculosis

A report for the Global TB Caucus, October 2017 22 pp. 341 kB https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/309c93_bf9baa1398334a8aa1ff19cb083b129e.pdf? index=true In this report the authors outline their estimates of the impact tuberculosis (TB) can have on economic development and growth. Their analysis estimates that, during … Continue reading

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The Price of a Pandemic 2017

by Philippe Glaziou, Katherine Floyd, and Mario Raviglione et al. The Global TB Caucus, 2017 9 pp. 810 kB https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/309c93_2709b6ff47c946fe97b94a72fdfd94e3.pdf? index=true Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people every year than any other infectious disease. People who are affected by TB face … Continue reading

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Comparison of two cash transfer strategies to prevent catastrophic costs for poor tuberculosis-affected households in low- and middle-income countries: An economic modelling study

by William E. Rudgard, Carlton A. Evans, Sedona Sweeney et al. PLoS Med14(11): e1002418 – Published: November 7, 2017 28 pp. 3.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002418&type=printable A tuberculosis (TB)-sensitive cash transfer approach to increase all poor households’ income may have broad … Continue reading

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Measuring success: The challenge of social protection in helping eliminate tuberculosis

by Priya B. Shete and David W. Dowdy PLoS Med14(11): e1002419 – Published: November 7, 2017 4 pp. 328 kB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002419&type=printable Interventions to alleviate social and economic risk (i.e., social protection interventions) have great appeal in terms of their … Continue reading

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Using Patient Pathways to Accelerate the Drive to Ending Tuberculosis

Supplement Articles The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 216, Issue suppl_7, 6 November 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/jid/issue/216/suppl_7 Articles published in this supplement illustrate how the analysis of patient pathways to tuberculosis care can identify the programmatic … Continue reading

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Global Tuberculosis Report 2017

by Laura Anderson, Annabel Baddeley, Anna Dean et al. World Health Organization, 2017 262 pp. 8.0 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259366/1/9789241565516-eng.pdf?ua=1 WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Taking the pain out of kiddie TB tests

The South African Health News Service, October 2017 3 pp. 61 kB https://pdf.printfriendly.com/pdfs/1509012233_2d41e7/download For children with suspected tuberculosis (TB), diagnosis is difficult and can often be painful and complicated. In a vulnerable population where many kids are being missed new … Continue reading

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Special issue: Evidence to improve global tuberculosis control strategies: lessons from Southeast Asia

Health, Policy and Planning, Vol 32, Issue suppl_2, October 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_2 The series provides some key lessons that have broader relevance in the region and globally. It shows the importance of linking health systems … Continue reading

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Compendium of WHO guidelines and associated standards: ensuring optimum delivery of the cascade of care for patients with tuberculosis

by Christopher Gilpin, Alexei Korobitsyn, Karin Weyer et al. World Health Organization, 2017 48 pp. 4.7 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259180/1/9789241512572-eng.pdf After decades of stagnation, finally new diagnostics, drugs and regimens have become available through intensified research efforts and increased field experiences. This … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Canada’s tuberculosis surveillance strategy in identifying immigrants at risk of developing and transmitting tuberculosis: a population-based retrospective cohort study

by Leyla Asadi, Courtney Heffernan, Dick Menzies et al. The Lancet Public Health, Vol. 2, No. 10, e450–e457, October 2017 8 pp. 295 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanpub/PIIS2468-2667(17)30161-5.pdf In Canada, tuberculosis disproportionately affects the foreign-born population. The national tuberculosis medical surveillance programme aims … Continue reading

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