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Understanding and Using Tuberculosis Data

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This handbook provides detailed examples of the analysis of TB surveillance data, in particular TB notification data, data from surveillance of anti-TB drug resistance, and mortality data compiled in national vital registration systems.

Childhood TB Training Toolkit

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The purpose of this training toolkit is to build the capacity of health care workers to address and manage TB in children. The toolkit consists of ten modules. Topics include epidemiology of childhood TB, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, TB/HIV co-infection, multidrug-resistant TB, and community-based child TB management.

Tuberculosis in Women

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This fact sheet describes the burden of TB in women, the impact of TB on maternal health, and what can be done.

Global Tuberculosis Report 2013

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This is the eighteenth 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 ?nancing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.

Tuberculosis Laboratory Biosafety Manual

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The recommendations in this manual are based on assessments of the risks associated with different technical procedures performed in different types of TB laboratories. The manual describes the basic requirements for facilities and practices, which can be adapted to follow local or national regulations or as the result of a risk assessment.

Systematic Screening for Active Tuberculosis: Principles and Recommendations

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This document sets out basic principles for prioritizing risk groups and choosing a screening approach. It emphasizes the importance of assessing the epidemiological situation, adapting approaches to local situations, integrating TB screening into other health-promotion activities, minimizing the risk of harm to individuals, and engaging in continual monitoring and evaluation.

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