Good practices in strengthening health systems for the prevention and care of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis (2015)




2015, viii + 104 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5129 3
This publication is only available online.

In response to the burden of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB), all 53 Member States in the WHO European Region endorsed the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in the WHO European Region 2011–2015 at the 61st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.

To improve the transfer of knowledge and experience among countries and their use of the health-system approach to tackle health problems, the WHO Regional Office for Europe has collected and disseminated good examples of the prevention, control and care of TB in the Region. In this second compendium, it presents 45 examples of good practice in strengthening health systems for the prevention and care of TB and drug-resistant TB from 21 countries, including 14 countries of high priority for MDR-TB and countries with high and low TB incidence. This compendium complements the final report of implementation of the Consolidated Action Plan and can be used to scale up effective interventions in line with the proposed European TB action plan for 2016–2020. It is intended as a resource for stakeholders at all levels of health systems.