Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Fight against Tuberculosis
WHO has developed a new six point Stop TB Strategy which builds on the successes of DOTS while also explicitly addressing the key challenges facing TB. Its goal is to dramatically reduce the global burden of tuberculosis by 2015 by ensuring all TB patients, including for example, those co-infected with HIV and those with drug-resistant TB, benefit from universal access to high-quality diagnosis and patient-centered treatment. The strategy also supports the development of new and effective tools to prevent, detect and treat TB. The Stop TB Strategy underpins the Stop TB Partnership's Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015.
For more details about DOTS in the Philippines: www.philhealth.gov.ph/members/special_package/tbdots_benefits.htm.
Source: The Stop TB Strategy, WHO