TB Control Programs Must Strengthen Private Sector’s Ability To Diagnose, Treat Patients, Experts At CUGH Say

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: CUGH 2019: Researchers say training, resources for the ‘private sector,’ including traditional healers, will be critical to TB control
Rabita Aziz, writer at “Science Speaks” and senior global health policy specialist at IDSA, highlights remarks made at the 2019 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) about finding missing TB cases. Christy Hanson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Madhukar Pai of McGill University spoke about the important role of the private sector, including traditional and faith healers along with licensed medical professionals, in detecting TB cases. Aziz writes, “TB control programs need to strengthen private providers’ ability to find and treat patients” (3/15).

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