Address TB/HIV, MDR/XDR-TB and other challenges
Global tuberculosis control is facing major challenges today. In general, much effort is still required to make quality care accessible without barriers of gender, age, type of disease, social setting, and ability to pay. Coinfection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV (TB/HIV), especially in Africa, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis in all regions, make control activities more complex and demanding. Several risk groups need special attention and these are discussed below. These challenges need to be addressed by national tuberculosis programmes with focused attention and tailored approaches.
- Surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis
- Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) - including XDR-TB
- Tuberculosis and HIV (TB/HIV)
- Tuberculosis and air travel
- Tuberculosis and children
- Tuberculosis and poverty
- Tuberculosis and gender
- Tuberculosis and pharmacovigilance
- Tuberculosis and prisons
- Tuberculosis and refugees
- Tuberculosis fact sheet
- More fact sheets on TB
- 10 facts on tuberculosis
- What is TB? How is it treated?
- What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and how do we control it?
- Restoring hope in Swaziland: helping stop TB through earlier diagnosis
- Viet Nam: optimism for multidrug-resistant TB patients
- More feature stories