18 / 08 / 2020
Treatment Action Group (TAG) has developed new guidelines for people working in the field of tuberculosis

The guides are intended to clarify the latest update of the WHO guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for diagnosing TB have evolved along with available technologies and tools that are increasingly accurate, simple, and appropriate for use closer to the point of care. Also in 2020, the WHO changed the global standard of care for drug-resistant TB.

An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools details the latest WHO recommendations, the array of available TB diagnostic tools, and how these tools should be optimally used in country programs, including to support TB screening and diagnosis among special populations such as children, people with extrapulmonary TB, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

An Activist’s Guide to Treatment for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis details important information about the new global standard of care for drug-resistant TB, and provides messaging and strategies activists can use to advocate for improved access to WHO-recommended regimens and the new and repurposed medicines contained therein.

Source: Treatment Action Group