Fifth joint monitoring mission of the Bangladesh national tuberculosis control programme
AbstractDescription: The fifth review of the Bangladesh National Tuberculosis Control Programme took place from 2 to 12 October 2010. A team consisting of international and national reviewers including NTP staff, TB experts, public health experts, donor representatives and other stakeholders reviewed programme documents, visited various parts of the country and interviewed key informants in order to get first-hand experience of TB control in Bangladesh. The partnership approach and the availability of significant amounts of donor funding together with the leadership role played by the Government of Bangladesh are the basis of the success of the programme. This has resulted in achieving set programme targets and successful implementation of different components of the programme. The introduction and scale-up of new tools and the expansion of specific programme areas (such as management of drug-resistant tuberculosis, TB/HIV, engaging the private sector and strengthening the overall health system) pose new challenges. Provided adequate support is made available, the review team believes NTP is in a position to address all challenges.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2011). Fifth joint monitoring mission of the Bangladesh national tuberculosis control programme. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205092