Combating drug-resistant tuberculosis : Report of a regional meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-26 June 2013
AbstractDrug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) threatens global and regional tuberculosis (TB) control and is a major public health concern in several countries. The challenges and bottlenecks, and the need to confront the various issues, highlight the crucial importance of advocacy and commitment. They also make us understand that solutions cannot be found solely within national TB control programmes, but will require high level policies and broad strengthening of essential elements of the entire health system. The meeting of the National TB Control Programme Managers of the South-East Asia Region has provided a great opportunity to review the status of drug resistant TB and national response to its prevention and control, augment awareness on control of drug-resistant TB and the consequences to communities and health systems, and identify the way forward in Member States in ensuring universal access to high-quality care to all people with TB and seeking possible support from various international partners.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Combating drug-resistant tuberculosis : Report of a regional meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-26 June 2013. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204868