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Title: Fifth meeting of national tuberculosis programme managers : report on a WHO meeting, Wolfheze, Netherlands 7-9 June 2002
Authors: Meeting of National Tuberculosis Programme Managers
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) control in some countries of Europe requires urgent attention. Drug-resistant TB is increasing rapidly. In parts of eastern and central Europe economic decline, poverty, prison overcrowding and fractured medical services mean that TB rates are increasing and multidrug-resistant strains are rapidly emerging. There is also a growing epidemic of HIV infection, which is likely to compound TB control problems. Nevertheless, expansion of the DOTS (directly observed treatment, short-course) strategy has shown some improvement in Europe. This fifth meeting of National Tuberculosis Programme Managers facilitated the exchange of information on TB control between the countries of the WHO European Region and international partners. Progress and constraints in DOTS implementation, the influence of health care reform on national TB control programmes, and strategies to respond to multidrug-resistant TB were addressed
Description: EUR/02/5037612
28 p.
Subject: Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Prisons
Socioeconomic Factors
National Health Programs
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
Health Policy
Europe
Europe, Eastern
Context: prevention and control drug therapy
organization and administration
drug therapy
Gov't Doc #: EUR/02/5037612
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107450
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