World Health Organisation
Publication Date: January 1, 2008
2008 World Health Organisation recommendations for controlling tuberculosis. Topics addressed include tuberculosis (TB) case detection; treatment of TB; recording and reporting; TB in children; contact investigation; infection control in healthcare settings; isoniazid preventive therapy; Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination; prevention through addressing risk factors; programmatic TB management, including drug-resistant TB, TB and HIV coinfection, laboratory services, anti-TB drug supplies, supervisory support to basic management units, development of human resources, monitoring and evaluation of programme performance, funding of TB control, and legal and regulatory issues; and ensuring comprehensive control of TB, including contributing to strengthening of health systems, engaging all care providers, a practical approach to lung health and other integrated approaches to health care, equity of and access to services for prevention of TB and treatment of patients, special groups and situations, involvement of communities and patients in TB care and prevention, advocacy, communication, social mobilisation, and the role of national TB control programmes in research.
Keywords: Tuberculosis - First-line Therapy, Tuberculosis - Tests and Assays, Tuberculosis - Paediatrics, Tuberculosis - Transmission and Prevention, Tuberculosis - Biomedical Prevention, Tuberculosis - Resource-Limited Settings