Extensive review of tuberculosis prevention, control and care in Armenia - 17–25 July 2014 (2015)



The tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological situation remains a public health issue in Armenia and a matter of concern for the Ministry of Health, community and other stakeholders. Armenia remains in the top 10 out of the 27 countries globally with a high burden of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

A review of the TB situation and interventions to prevent and control TB and MDR-TB was carried out by a team of international experts led by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, with the participation of national experts and the support and observation of the Global Fund and other international stakeholders.

This report:

  • documents the progress and shortcomings in TB prevention, control and care compared to the extensive programme review conducted in 2011;
  • assesses the health care network, including laboratories, and reports on the quality of TB services delivery;
  • assesses the links, synergies and opportunities for TB control in relation to health financing, health system strengthening and other disease-specific interventions; and
  • assesses partnerships in TB care and coordination and collaboration with the national TB programme.