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Global Tuberculosis Report 2015

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This is the 20th global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 200 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.

Implementing Tuberculosis Diagnostics: A Policy Framework

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This document provides a generic framework for implementing TB diagnostics. Topics covered include managerial, technical, and operational processes required for developing and implementing a national strategy for TB laboratories.

Guidelines on the Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection

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The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on evidence-based practices for testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in persons who are at the highest risk of progressing to active TB disease. Specific objectives include identifying and prioritizing at-risk groups for targeted testing and treatment and recommending specific treatment options.

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