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National plans to Prevent and Control drug resistant TB

By Masoud Dara, MD Moderator | 12 Oct, 2011

Dear colleagues,

The 27 high MDR-TB burden countries endorsed Beijing Call for Action in 2009 and committed to develop sound national MDR-TB response plans.

Does your country have a specific national MDR-TB response plan? or do you have the interventions to prevent and control MDR-TB embedded in your national TB and/or national health strategic plans? How do you ensure these plans are developed with wide consultation and participation of all stakeholders, patients and communities? Which mechanism do you foresee to ensure implementation of these plans?

We will help our Member States in Europe to review, develop and adapt (if needed) their national MDR-TB response plans. The plans are considered as one of the tools to ensure accountability and implementing the committments.

It would be good to hear your thoughts and experiences,
Best regards,

Attached resource:
  • Roadmap to prevent and combat drug-resistant tuberculosis. The Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in the WHO European Region 2011–2015 (external URL)

    Link leads to: http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/communicable-diseases/tuberculosis/publications/2011/roadmap-to-prevent-and-combat-drug-resistant-tuberculosis

    Summary: 2011, vi + 103 pages
    ISBN 978 92 890 0246 2

    This publication presents a roadmap to scale up a comprehensive response to the alarming problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the WHO European Region. Designed to prevent and control both multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the Region, the Consolidated Action Plan has six cross-cutting strategic directions and seven areas of intervention. Aligned with the Global Plan to Stop TB, implementation of the Action Plan will save 120 000 lives and billions of US$. The roadmap includes a monitoring and evaluation framework, analysis of the costs and benefits of implementation, and summaries of the situation in the 15 countries in the Region with a high burden of MDR-TB.

    This publication is aimed primarily at those responsible for TB control in the Region, including ministries of health and other government bodies responsible for health in penitentiary services, health financing, health education and social services. It should also help intensify the involvement of civil society and communities affected by the disease, professional societies, partners and donors, national and international technical agencies and all stakeholders engaged in TB control in the Region.

    You may download the document in the below link. The document is being translated to Russian.


    Best regards,

    Source: WHO Europe - EURO

    Publication Date: October 7, 2011

    Language: English

    Keywords: Europe, MDR-TB, Planning, Publications & Research, XDR-TB


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