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Ambitious post-2015 global End TB Strategy, with the goal to end the global TB epidemic, was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2014 through resolution WHA 67.1. The success of the End TB Strategy, among others, depends on effective addressing of tuberculosis concentration and transmission within high-risk populations, including inmates. For instance, the tuberculosis notification rate in prisons, reported in 2015 was 1,055 per 100,000 population, 24 times the notification rate in the general population.
In order to facilitate the scale-up of effective interventions in prevention and control of tuberculosis in prisons, WHO is developing a Compendium of good practices in prevention and care of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis in prisons. This new compendium will focus on good practices in implementation of the End TB Strategy in prison settings. This initiative is critical for enabling countries to share and adopt successful strategies at both national and regional levels.
The World Health Organization is inviting you to submit any examples of good practice that have been carried out in your country in respect of:
Integrated, Patient-Centred Care and Prevention
Bold Policies and Supportive Systems
Intensified Research and Innovation
The preliminary draft of compendium will be presented at The UNION meeting in Mexico, in November 2017.
The deadline for submission is 27 April 2017.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the consultant for this initiative, Dr Elmira Gurbanova, Head of WHO Collaborative Centre on prevention and control of tuberculosis in prisons at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com with copy to Dr Ogtay Gozalov (firstname.lastname@example.org), Medical officer.