Programme review: tuberculosis
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Fourth meeting of national tuberculosis programme managers : report on a WHO meeting, Helsinki, Finland 8-10 June 2000 Meeting of National Tuberculosis Programme Managers (4th: 2000 : Helsinki, Finland); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (EUR/00/5017613, 2000)Tuberculosis (TB) control in parts of Europe requires urgent action. Drug-resistant TB is increasing rapidly. In parts of central and eastern Europe, economic decline, poverty, overcrowded prisons 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. This fourth biennial meeting of national tuberculosis programme managers was convened to facilitate the exchange of information on TB ...