European framework to decrease the burden of TB/HIV




By Pierpaolo de Colombani, Nicholas Banatvala, Richard Zaleskis and Dermot Maher
2003, 24 pages
ISBN 92 890 1089 4
This publication is only available online.

Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are both increasing in eastern Europe. HIV-related tuberculosis (TB/HIV) morbidity and mortality are expected to accelerate significantly as a result. This framework aims to guide European countries in developing national plans for reducing TB/HIV morbidity and mortality. It sets out the rationale for effective collaboration between HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis national programmes, and identifies five strategic components (political commitment, collaborative prevention, intensified case-finding, coordinated treatment, and strengthened surveillance) and eight key operations (central coordination, policy development, surveillance, training, supply management, service delivery, health promotion and research).