Publication: TB Control
Despite the discovery fifty years ago, of drugs that can cure tuberculosis (TB), the disease still remains a top killer worldwide. The note stipulates that one third of the world's population is infected by Mycrobacterium Tuberculosis, and while ninety percent of infected individuals never develop the disease, ten percent fell ill, or their immune systems become impaired when burdened by physical, or emotional stress. Similarly to HIV/AIDS, and malaria, the social and economic burden from TB is enormous, being the poor the most vulnerable. The World Health Organization highlights the work of DOTS - a development of tools, and strategies, and, a basic template that is adapted depending on a range of variables - describing it as a foundation for TB control worldwide, which contains five core interventions: resource mobilization and capacity building to pursue TB control, accompanied by community involvement; early diagnosis; treatment to cure infectious cases; provision of medicines and risk reduction to drug resistance; and, track the epidemic and motivate health providers.
“World Bank. 2003. TB Control. at a glance. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/705150e3-ba2a-523f-935b-c52e872f79d7 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”