Guirish Ambe

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OBJECTIVES In this study, we investigated the determinants of poor adherence with anti-tuberculosis therapy among pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients in Mumbai, India, receiving Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) therapy. METHODS A cross-sectional study on 538 patients receiving DOTS I and II regimen was conducted. Patients were interviewed(More)
SETTING Mumbai, India. OBJECTIVES To assess impact on case notification and treatment outcome of a public-private mix approach for tuberculosis (TB) control involving private providers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and public providers not previously involved in the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). METHODS Under the stewardship(More)
In February 1999, the Revised National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (RNTCP) was implemented in the city of Mumbai after a pilot phase of 5 years. The city has a population of more than 12 million people and an estimated annual TB incidence of 21,000 cases, 8000 of these being infectious. This paper describes a partnership between the TB programme and(More)
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