Beyond pills and tests: addressing the social determinants of tuberculosis
Citation: Wingfield, T., Tovar, M. A., Huff, D., Boccia, D., Saunders, M. J., Datta, S., Montoya, R., Ramos, E., Lewis, J. J., Gilman, R. H., & Evans, C. (2016). Beyond pills and tests: addressing the social determinants of tuberculosis. Clinical medicine (London, England), 16(Suppl 6), s79–s91. https://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.16-6-s79
Abstract: Poverty drives tuberculosis (TB) rates but the approach to TB control has been disproportionately biomedical. In 2015, the World Health Organization's End TB Strategy explicitly identified the need to address the social determinants of TB through socio-economic interventions. However, evidence concerning poverty reduction and cost mitigation strategies is limited. The research described in this article, based on the 2016 Royal College of Physicians Linacre Lecture, aimed to address this knowledge gap.
Author(s): Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians
Resource Type: Journal Articles