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Assessing Tuberculosis Under-Reporting Through Inventory Studies

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The main purpose of this guide is to describe and explain how to design, implement and analyse an inventory study to measure TB under-reporting. The guide also explains how to apply capture-recapture methods to estimate TB incidence, emphasizing the conditions that must be fulfilled for these methods to be used. This guide is intended for use by NTP managers, researchers including epidemiologists and statisticians, and agencies that provide financial and technical support for inventory studies.

The ENGAGE-TB Approach: Integrating community-based tuberculosis activities into the work of nongovernmental and other civil society organizations

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The purpose of this document is to provide operational guidance to NGOs and other CSOs and NTPs or their equivalents in implementing and scaling-up integrated community-based TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care using the ENGAGE-TB approach described in the document. The principles are aligned with the Stop TB Strategy and are complementary to existing guidelines for engaging all health care providers (including NGOs) in TB prevention and care as part of a public–private mix.

HIV-Associated TB: Facts 2013

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This fact sheet provides information regarding TB/HIV coinfection worldwide. It also presents key activities being conducted by the WHO in response to TB/HIV coinfection.

Global Tuberculosis Report 2012

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This is the seventeenth 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 204 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.

MDR-TB Planning Toolkit

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The MDR-TB Planning Toolkit is designed to help assist countries develop or strengthen a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) component within their national TB strategy or plan. Eight tools contain worksheets to assist the user through key planning steps. The toolkit is intended for countries, technical partners, international organizations, and donors.

Electronic Recording and Reporting for Tuberculosis Care and Control

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Adopting electronic recording and reporting is not simply about choosing a piece of software: it is also about changing how people work. This is not a simple undertaking. This document introduces the key questions to be considered and illustrates what the questions, options and recommendations mean in practice by drawing on examples of recent experience from a variety of countries. It is an essential resource for all those planning to introduce electronic recording and reporting systems for TB care and control, or to enhance existing systems.

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