Tuberculosis (TB)

Practical Approach to Lung Health (PAL)

Objectives, components and focus

What are the objectives of PAL?

  • To improve the quality of respiratory case management for the individual patient.
  • To improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of respiratory care within health systems.

What are the components of PAL?

  • Standardization of health service delivery through the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines.
  • Coordination among different levels of health care as well as between TB control programmes and the organization and management of general health services.

What is the focus of PAL?

  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • acute respiratory infections (ARI), with a focus on pneumonia
  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)