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Reports & Publications - Annual Report 2001

Tuberculosis: "Thinking Globally Acting Locally"

Thinking Globally

  • Tuberculosis kills more youth and adults than any other infectious disease in the world today. (W.H.O.)
  • It is a bigger killer than malaria and AIDS combined. Tuberculosis kills more women than all the combined causes of maternal mortality. (W.H.O.)
  • Tuberculosis kills 100,000 children each year.
  • (W.H.O.)
  • In 1993, World Health Organizations declared Tuberculosis a global emergency.
  • W.H.O. estimated that between 1999 and 2020:
Nearly one billion more people will be newly infected.
Two hundred million people will get sick.
Seventy million will die from Tuberculosis.

Role of Public Health

  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Analysis of surveillance data
  • Case finding, case management, contact tracing
  • Medical surveillance for inactive pulmonary tuberculosis recently arrived immigrants and refugees.
  • Drug supplies
  • Monitoring systems
  • Direct observed treatment

 

 

 

 

 






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