Reducing the burden of M/XDR-TB and setting clear targets on treatment outcome and diagnosis
The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has been actively contributing to the new WHO action plan on multi-drug and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR TB) covering the WHO European Region of 53 countries.
The plan, as approved by the WHO Regional Committee, takes new diagnostic techniques, patient-centred models of care and services tailored to particular populations into account. The WHO action plan and the ECDC Framework action plan to fight tuberculosis in the European Union complement each other working towards the same goals: reducing the burden of M/XDR-TB and setting clear targets on treatment outcome and diagnosis.
Learn more about these goals in the 2010 ECDC TB Spotlight.
Read the ECDC/WHO co-authored article “Tackling the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe”