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Availability of anti-TB drugs in medical shops : a study in six RNTCP districts of Orissa

ASIAN INFORMATION MARKETING ANS SOCIAL RESEARCH
2002

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This report describes a research project, which aimed to identify the medical shops selling anti-TB drugs, the various brands of medicines available, the average sales of the drugs, whether or not these are sold with prescriptions, and the type of relationship between the medical shops and the health professionals (doctors) in the area. Data collection methods included a census of all medical shops, interviews with small samples of shopkeepers, stockists and medical representatives and patients being treated by private practitioners

Global plan to stop TB. Phase 1 : 2001 to 2005

STOP TB PARTNERSHIP
2002

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This resource outlines the Stop TB Partnership's first phase of a global plan to stop TB. It looks at number of aspects relating to TB and TB control, including: the challenges around global TB control; the power and potential of DOTS; the connection between TB and HIV/AIDS, and complementarities of potential responses; the growing threat of multidrug-resistant TB; the need to invest in the future; the global partnership to stop TB; Stop TB plans and how to support the global plan to stop TB

Tuberculosis : frequently asked questions

HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE - INDIA
2001

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This booklet written in Hindi provides information about TB, how TB is spread, diagnosed and treated. Questions related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI), BCG vaccination and TB in HIV positive persons are also discussed. It also covers the WHO approved methodology of TB control, DOTS and what role TB patients can play in control of the disease. The Health and Development Initiative-India feels that this booklet will be of use to TB treatment supervisors, community and public health nurses working in TB control, health educators and TB programme managers in developed countries with sizeable Indian populations such as USA, Canada and Europe

5050 : 50 years : historical review. 50 months : countdown to a TB-free future

MACH, Adrea
2001

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This document presents a comprehensive historical review of TB control, focusing in particular on the progress since Amsterdam, on global initiatives and international funding, and success stories. It also looks at the challenges for the near future, arguing for an expansion of DOTS coverage, better education, effective public-private partnership and greater involvement of NGOs and calling for a scaling up of realistic programmes designed to control, rather than eliminate as yet, the disease. This publication will be useful to programme managers, NGOs and policy makers working in the area of TB control. Including a range of case studies and success stories, it shows what works best and what priorities should be set in the short and medium term

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