South-East Asia Regional Action Plan on the Programmatic Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection launched at the 72nd Regional Committee
05 September 2019 | New Delhi: Health Ministers and experts from Member States of WHO South-East Asia Region began a week-long meeting in New Delhi this week to deliberate on priority public health issues and build on the recent momentum for elimination of communicable diseases.
On 4 September, the Seventy-second meeting of the South-East Asia Regional Committee unanimously adopted the South-East Asia Regional Action Plan on the Programmatic Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection. This plan developed through broad consultative process with country stakeholders, civil society and community partners and technical experts, aligns completely with the latest WHO guidelines on programmatic management of latent TB infection and aims to assist Member States in updating national policies, and prepare the health and community systems to launch adequate national response for provision of TB preventive treatment to all target populations.
Read the full announcement here.