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Tuberculosis control and research strategies for the 1990s: memorandum from a WHO meeting.
Bull World Health Organ. 1992; 70(1):17-21.BW

Abstract

Tuberculosis is the largest cause of death from a single infectious agent in the world, killing nearly 3 million people every year. This death toll represents 25% of avoidable adult deaths in developing countries. It imposes a heavy burden on the 8 million new individuals who contract the disease each year, and on their households; morbidity and mortality are concentrated in young adults. The association of tuberculosis and HIV infection will significantly exacerbate the situation in developed and developing countries, making the need for action all the more pressing. Effective control measures are available. Broad action is therefore warranted and should be aimed at introducing the effective strategies on as wide a scale as possible to reach the targets of 70% case detection and 85% cure of smear-positive patients, by the year 2000. Research is needed to implement these strategies throughout the world and to ensure that effective tools will remain available for controlling tuberculosis despite emerging problems such as resistance to the major drugs currently available. To make a real impact on the tuberculosis problem, a focused global programme must be created, under the leadership of WHO, to bring tuberculosis to the world's attention, to mobilize support on a major scale, and to provide direct guidance and support to national programmes.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1568278

Citation

"Tuberculosis Control and Research Strategies for the 1990s: Memorandum From a WHO Meeting." Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 70, no. 1, 1992, pp. 17-21.
Tuberculosis control and research strategies for the 1990s: memorandum from a WHO meeting. Bull World Health Organ. 1992;70(1):17-21.
(1992). Tuberculosis control and research strategies for the 1990s: memorandum from a WHO meeting. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 70(1), 17-21.
Tuberculosis Control and Research Strategies for the 1990s: Memorandum From a WHO Meeting. Bull World Health Organ. 1992;70(1):17-21. PubMed PMID: 1568278.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tuberculosis control and research strategies for the 1990s: memorandum from a WHO meeting. PY - 1992/1/1/pubmed PY - 1992/1/1/medline PY - 1992/1/1/entrez KW - Adult KW - Age Factors KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Demographic Factors KW - Diseases KW - Health KW - Health Services KW - Hiv Infections--complications KW - Immunization KW - Infections KW - International Agencies KW - International Cooperation KW - Mortality KW - Organization And Administration KW - Organizations KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Primary Health Care KW - Program Design KW - Programs KW - Treatment KW - Tuberculosis--prevention and control KW - Un KW - Vaccination KW - Viral Diseases KW - Who KW - World SP - 17 EP - 21 JF - Bulletin of the World Health Organization JO - Bull World Health Organ VL - 70 IS - 1 N2 - Tuberculosis is the largest cause of death from a single infectious agent in the world, killing nearly 3 million people every year. This death toll represents 25% of avoidable adult deaths in developing countries. It imposes a heavy burden on the 8 million new individuals who contract the disease each year, and on their households; morbidity and mortality are concentrated in young adults. The association of tuberculosis and HIV infection will significantly exacerbate the situation in developed and developing countries, making the need for action all the more pressing. Effective control measures are available. Broad action is therefore warranted and should be aimed at introducing the effective strategies on as wide a scale as possible to reach the targets of 70% case detection and 85% cure of smear-positive patients, by the year 2000. Research is needed to implement these strategies throughout the world and to ensure that effective tools will remain available for controlling tuberculosis despite emerging problems such as resistance to the major drugs currently available. To make a real impact on the tuberculosis problem, a focused global programme must be created, under the leadership of WHO, to bring tuberculosis to the world's attention, to mobilize support on a major scale, and to provide direct guidance and support to national programmes. SN - 0042-9686 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1568278/Tuberculosis_control_and_research_strategies_for_the_1990s:_memorandum_from_a_WHO_meeting_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/1568278/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -