Review of the national tuberculosis programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 29 August–5 September 2016
The WHO Regional Office for Europe conducted a comprehensive review of the national tuberculosis programme (NTP) of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 29 August to 5 September 2016. This review followed a similar review conducted in 2007 and preceded the end of support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Five international and six national experts visited several facilities and institutions and met health providers and patients across the country. The NTP has been effective in bringing down the incidence of tuberculosis and will now need to make further efforts to eliminate this disease. Intensified action is called for which should be sustainable and receive long term support.