Guidelines for Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons
Abstract: This third edition of the Guidelines for Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons provides general guiding principles for the implementation of the six elements of internationally recommended Stop TB strategy which in combination will accelerate the achievement of case detection and treatment targets and will cure and prevent the emergence of drug resistance. The primary audience is health and administrative staff working in prisons who need to be educated on the magnitude and implications of the TB problem and on the need for effective intervention. It is also intended for national TB program (NTP) managers who collaborate with prison health services in the implementation of the Stop TB Strategy. The document expands on the problems of TB-HIV co-infection and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in prisons and contains updated information on diagnostic and treatment approaches.
Author(s): Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance, International Committee of the Red Cross
Resource Type: Guidance and Tools
Source: Challenge TB
Filed under: Drug-resistant TB, Guidance and Tools, Guidelines, mdr-tb, Prisons, TB control, Treatment, Universal access