Tuberculosis control: Report of a meeting of national programme managers and partners, New Delhi, India, 10-14 November 2014
AbstractAnnual meetings of the national TB control programme (NTP) managers provide a strategic forum for exchange of information on existing and new, innovative approaches being applied in countries, for discussions on technical issues, and to follow up on actions taken on the recommendations of previous meetings, resulting in valuable advice for developing policies, strategies and plans for implementation of TB control interventions in Member countries. In November 2014, NTP managers from all 11 Member countries of the South-East Asia Region and representatives from donors, partners, as well as WHO regional and country staff met and discussed extensively on various issues including the future actions in the respective countries specifically for effective adaptation and implementation of the Global TB Strategy post-2015 now labelled as “End TB Strategy”. The meeting made important recommendations to Member States, technical and financial partners and civil society for future action to ensure universal access to quality-assured diagnosis and treatment for all persons with TB, scale-up of PMDT, strengthened surveillance and impact measurement, and enhanced resource mobilization, through close multisectoral collaboration and engagement of diverse stakeholders ranging from relevant ministries to affected communities.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Tuberculosis control: Report of a meeting of national programme managers and partners, New Delhi, India, 10-14 November 2014. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/173575