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This publication is directed particularly to nationwide TB keep an eye on courses and their companions. it really is meant to assist to choose and enforce the stairs had to make sure that the guiding rules of fairness and poverty relief are translated into functional measures - and that those functional measures are built-in into the nationwide TB prone and associated with broader poverty relief efforts. advice is equipped on tips on how to determine the negative and susceptible teams within the nation, tips on how to determine the most boundaries they face in having access to TB providers, and interventions to take on and decrease those obstacles. attention is given to strengthening the assets had to increase fairness in entry to TB companies and the way to evaluate the influence of the pro-poor measures followed. The measures defined during this publication are according to most sensible practices derived from an expanding array of leading edge measures taken by way of TB regulate courses and different overall healthiness prone in a couple of international locations.

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Clinical Medicine, 2004, 122(2):57–59. Southern A et al. Tuberculosis among homeless people in London: an effective model of screening and treatment. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 1999, 3(11):1001–1008. htm WHO. Guidelines for implementing collaborative TB and HIV programme activities. 319). WHO. Tuberculosis control in refugee situations: an inter-agency field manual. 221). 52 | ADDRESSING POVERTY IN TB CONTROL – OPTIONS FOR NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAMMES Chapter 5 Harnessing resources to deliver pro-poor TB services This chapter outlines a variety of approaches that managers of national TB control programmes may explore to expand their access to and use of resources to advance pro-poor and equity-enhancing measures.

Conditions in prisons are conducive to the rapid spread of TB; an active case-finding strategy focussed on screening at entry point and early detection of respiratory symptomatic cases should be implemented. For a prison TB programme to gain credibility it must develop a sustainable system of civilian–prison links (including human rights organizations). It is important that national TB control programme staff respect their colleagues in the prison system as equal partners and stakeholders, and work closely together.

Check whether treatment observation requires patients to make multiple visits to health facilities. • Determine which services provided by the national TB control programme patients are required to pay for (charges or user-fees). Assess geographical barriers • Identify areas where patients have to travel long distances or over difficult terrain to reach TB services. Assess social and cultural barriers • Identify areas and population groups for which the use of TB services is much less than would be expected.

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