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.
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.
This document includes recommendations for improving the management of children with TB and of children living in families with TB. National and regional TB control programmes may wish to adapt these recommendations according to local circumstances.
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.
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.
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.