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Tuberculosis Care and Control in Refugee and Displaced Populations: An Interagency Field Manual (document)
This manual highlights the issues relating to the care of patients with tuberculosis (TB) and controlling the transmission of the disease in refugee and displaced populations. The new strategy outlined in six components includes: political commitment and sustained financing; case detection through quality-assured bacteriology; standardized short-course chemotherapy with supervision and patient support; an effective drug supply and management system; monitoring and evaluation system, and impact measurement.
Management of Latent TB Infection in Children and Adolescents: A Handbook for the Primary Care Provider (document)
This handbook emphasizes the current practice in the United States for testing only those children identified as having risk factors for tuberculosis aka “targeted tuberculin testing.” Other topics covered include risk assessment, and treatment of LTBI in children and adolescents.
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.
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.
Best Practice for the Care of Patients with Tuberculosis: A Guide for Low-Income Countries (document)
This guide aims to supply health workers with comprehensive standards of best practice designed for a low-income setting. It covers practical approaches to TB patient care from the onset of symptoms to completion of treatment.
This guide addresses interventions employed against tuberculosis including: treatment, prophylaxis, BCG vaccination and preventive chemotherapy and the role of each one is weighed in current practice.
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.
This manual is a pocket guide and a simple reference tool available to all care providers at all levels of health care provision for easy management of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and TB patients presenting to the facility for care. It provides easy to follow steps and algorithms for medical specialists, medical officers, clinical residents, medical students nurses and pharmacists It aims to standardize care and to ensure that proper and adequate care is provided to the patient presenting with either condition.
This guidelines document aims to address challenges experienced in health services due to the tuberculosis and HIV epidemic in the face of the socio- economic environment. The policy identifies areas for increased support such as: human resource capacity strengthening in order to coordinate effective control activities, decentralisation of control services to the community level, increased collaboration between TB and HIV control programs for delivery of integrated TB/HIV services, sustained public health education campaigns to promote early care seeking and adherence to treatment at community level, promotion of private–public partnerships to increase the number of non - public providers integrated into the TB service provider network and health care worker training and support for better TB case management by health care providers.
This guidance document was undertaken to analyze selected priority ethical issues in TB and to support the development of WHO guidance in order to help governments and their national TB programmes, TB service providers, policy-makers and civil society and other stakeholders implement TB prevention, care and control efforts in an ethical manner. Key values discussed include: social justice/equity, solidarity, common good, autonomy, reciprocity, effectiveness, participation, transparency and accountability.
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