3. Tuberculosis control
Jim Yong Kim, Aaron Shakow, Arachu Castro, Chris Vande, Paul Farmer
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This session introduces TB as an infectious disease, describing the most common signs and symptoms affecting sick patients. It outlines the social and economic consequences of widespread infection, especially among the poor. It further details the global response to the epidemic, highlighting the notable success of the WHO recommended strategy for TB control. DOTS presents the argument for TB control as a global public good, and describes the political and economic barriers to effective global TB control discusses strategies for achieving the elimination of TB.