Bulgaria: World TB Day 2009 activities

The Ministry of Health organized a national meeting on 20 March. Meeting participants included: the Minister of Health; the Head of the WHO Country Office, Bulgaria and the Fund Portfolio Manager for Bulgaria of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The director of the programme to improve tuberculosis (TB) control in Bulgaria presented a report on its implementation. DOTS (directly observed treatment, short-course) strategy managers and nongovernmental organizations also reported on the programme’s activities in the country, while a doctor from the national TB reference laboratory trained microbiologists to improve the quality of microbiological TB testing.