Programmatic innovations to address challenges in tuberculosis prevention and care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Citation: Programmatic innovations to address challenges in tuberculosis prevention and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2021. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Abstract: To avoid a reversal of progress from the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new knowledge and lessons from successful programmatic innovations are urgently needed to improve TB prevention and care. Experience can provide evidence for innovative approaches and strategies to maintain and scale up high-quality TB services. WHO therefore called for case studies on programmatic innovations that address emerging challenges in TB prevention and care during the pandemic in order to collect and disseminate the findings to the TB community. Between November 2020 and February 2021, a total of 23 case studies relevant to the call were accepted from 19 countries in the six regions of WHO. The lessons learnt from these country activities to ensure the continuity of essential services like TB care in the face of the crippling crisis may also inform strategies for minimizing the impact of future emerging pathogens on health services.
Author(s): World Health Organization
Resource Type: Reports
Source: World Health Organization