Items tagged with TB programs

National Policy Guidelines for HIV/TB Collaborative Activities (document)

This policy document responds to a demand from service providers and other partners for guidance on how to implement TB/HIV collaborative activities. It is complementary to and synergistic with the established core activities of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes. The policy objectives include: establishing the mechanisms for sharing information and collaboration in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programmes at all levels of health services; to screen all HIV patients for TB and provide preventive and curative care for those with latent and active TB respectively and to provide HIV screening to all TB patients and comprehensive HIV care services to those co-infected with HIV.

Guidelines for Implementing Collaborative TB and HIV Programme Activities (document)

The main aim of these guidelines is to enable the central units of national TB and HIV/AIDS programmes to support districts to plan, coordinate and implement collaborative TB/HIV activities. These guidelines reinforce current medical understanding, that highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) has decreased TB incidence of people living with HIV/AIDS. They are comprehensive, giving an overview of the range of activities that could be undertaken in high burden TB/HIV countries or where a rising prevalence of HIV might fuel TB. Activities highlight the need for comprehensive care, prevention and support for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Comprehensive TB and HIV care and prevention rely on full implementation of the DOTS strategy as part of a wide ranging HIV/AIDS care and prevention programme as well as collaborative TB and HIV programme activities.

Implementing the WHO Stop TB Strategy: Handbook for National TB Control Programmes (document)

The purpose of this handbook is to bring together in summarized form the issues, recommended strategies and political measures involved in addressing each of the components of the STOP TB Strategy. It outlines the range of activities to be addressed by national TB control programmes and the recommended approaches to implementation of the Strategy. An adequate strategy for the control of TB globally requires a comprehensive approach to address all the main constraints to control the disease, including emerging challenges, in addition to the main factors influencing the TB incidence such as socioeconomic and environmental factors.

Review of the National Tuberculosis Programme in Ukraine (document)

Ukraine has the second-highest burden of tuberculosis in the WHO European Region. In 2010, the Minister of Health asked WHO to review the National Tuberculosis Programme, and make recommendations that could be used to help develop the Programme plan for 2012-2016. The reviewers found a range of problems. The report of the review includes 14 recommendations made to the Government, the Ministry of Health and its partners.

European framework to decrease the burden of TB/HIV (document)

This framework is a guide for European countries to aid in developing their national plan for reducing TB/HIV morbidity and mortality. It builds on strategies developed globally and in Europe for tuberculosis control and for HIV/AIDS prevention and care. It identifies five strategic components (political commitment, collaborative prevention, intensified case-finding, coordinated treatment, strengthened surveillance) and eight key operations (central coordination, policy development, surveillance, training, supply management, service delivery health promotion, research).

Guidance for national tuberculosis and HIV programmes on the management of tuberculosis in HIV-infected children: Recommendations for a public health approach (document)

This guidance document produced by The Union and in partnership with WHO was developed to assist health care workers of national TB and HIV control programs in resource-limited settings in preventing, diagnosing and treating TB in HIV-infected children. Topics covered in the document, as laid out by the Union, include: epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, special circumstances, prevention, supportive services, infection control and management issues.

Management of Tuberculosis: A Guide to the Essentials of Good Clinical Practice (document)

The 6th edition of the Orange Guide builds on past editions and addresses current challenges such as HIV co-infection and drug-resistant TB. It provides practical guidance and revisits the recommended treatment regimes.

WHO/The Union Monograph on TB and Tobacco Control (document)

This document aims to support managers of TB and tobacco control programmes by providing guidelines on implementing tobacco control activities as part of TB case management at primary health care facilities.

Guide for the Procurement of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs (document)

This guide, intended for national TB programmes, national drug programmes or central medical stores and their partners, deals with how to improve supplies of essential drugs in low- and middle-income countries.

Surveillance of Communicable Diseases in European Union: Long Term Strategy (document)

The strategy, updated from a prior project based approach to a more coordinated one in 2005, provides standardized definitions for the terms and scope of surveillance, its aims and objectives, and its organisational requirements. It also outlines ways to support EU Member States and presents an implementation framework.

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