Countries Slow To Implement Newer Recommended TB Testing, Treatment Policies, Slowing Efforts To Reach 2022 Targets

Devex: TB policies aren’t working. Here’s why.
“Tuberculosis has long suffered from limited tools for testing and treatment, but a new report finds that it also faces policy disparities between what is recommended globally and what is rolled out in countries. … The Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières have found that a slow uptake of internationally recommended policies contributes to holding back progress against these targets. In their ‘Step Up for TB 2020‘ report, they found many countries are still using outdated testing policies…” (Ravelo, 11/18).

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