Regional response plan for T/HIV collaboration, 2012-2015
AbstractWHO aims to reduce the burden of HIV-related tuberculosis (TB) in the South-East Asia Region by adopting and adapting recent WHO policy and guidelines for TB/HIV collaboration. Considering the regional differences in epidemiology and resources, the Region specific plan and targets for TB/HIV are essential for meeting Regional needs. In a new Regional plan, WHO takes into account lessons learnt by implementing TB/HIV collaborative activities since 2003 and aims to respond to challenges and tap into opportunities in order to strengthen and scale up TB/HIV collaboration in the Region. The Regional Strategic Plan for TB/HIV will complement to the Global Plan for TB control with the ultimate goal of achieving targets of the Millennium Development Goals and Stop TB. The Regional Plan is intended to provide strategic direction to the countries in the Region to prioritize activities and set reasonable targets. It will guide how interventions can be further expanded and improved by strengthening health systems and improving access and equity.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Regional response plan for T/HIV collaboration, 2012-2015. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205824