Advocates call on WHO leadership to ensure rapid development of clear, consolidated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of TB.
On 8 May 2018, advocates, implementers, clinicians, members and representatives of affected communities, and members of civil society sent an open letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, WHO Global TB Program Director thanking them for prioritizing meaningful engagement and partnership with communities, and sharing their concerns regarding what they consider “to be a crisis in normative guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of TB.”
The signatories called on WHO leadership “to ensure the rapid development of clear, consolidated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of TB, and to commit to reforming the processes through which TB guidelines are developed in accordance with” concrete recommendations specified in the letter.
The signatories requested a response by 23 May 2018 detailing how the WHO plans to address each of the concerns raised in the letter.
To read the full letter, click here.