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The global MDR - TB XDR - TB response plan 2007 - 2008.

Publication year: 
2007
Corporate author: 
WHO, Stop TB Patnership.
Publication details: 
Geneva, WHO, 2007
Abstract:

This document details the activities required between 2007 and 2008 at the global, regional and national levels by the World Health Organization (WHO), members of the Stop TB Partnership and countries/areas to address the growing problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

It does not discuss the rationale or technical aspects of the global response to drug-resistant TB; rather, it details the main activities to be conducted at global, regional and country levels in 2007 and 2008 to operationalize the drug-resistance component of the Global Plan. It also marks the beginning of the integration of MDR-TB 80% of the population. Urgent priorities include the gathering of information on the magnitude, distribution, trends, treatment practices and outcomes of XDR-TB; a significant expansion of TB laboratory services; development of sound TB infection control policies and their implementation; advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) to sustain political commitment; resource mobilization; and the promotion of research and development for new tools.