Community-Based Tuberculosis Prevention and Care [Handbook]
This document is designed to serve as a handbook, or primer, for NGOs and CSOs that are considering joining the fight against TB. It provides information on TB and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated, how TB programs work on the ground, how communities and CSOs can get involved, and special populations that need extra attention. Step-by-step guidance on getting started in addressing TB, pitfalls to avoid, and a list of useful resources are included. This document is divided into three sections. Section I describes what TB is, the history of the fight against TB, and The Stop TB Strategy. Section II gets into deeper detail about how TB programs work on the ground, how communities and CSO s can get involved, and special populations that need extra attention. Section III offers a step-by-step guidance on how to plan to take action. The end of the document includes lessons learned, parting words, and a list of resources that you can turn to next as you develop your own strategy to stop TB.
Last modified: July 23, 2021