Tuberculosis (TB)

Ethics guidance for the implementation of the End TB Strategy

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World Health Organization

TB ethics guidance cover

Publication details

Publication date: March 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: ISBN 978–92–4-151211–4

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Overview

The World Health Organization End TB Strategy is fully aligned with the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Both require due attention to equity, human rights and ethics. In fact, “protecting human rights, ethics and equity” is one of the four key principles of the WHO End TB Strategy. The SDG agenda itself is inspired by a simple motto: “Leave no one behind”. Ensuring that these essential principles guide the implementation of the End TB Strategy is a must, especially when tuberculosis (TB) is rampant among the most vulnerable and marginalized populations everywhere in the world.

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