Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia

  title={Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia},
  author={Abdi A Gele and Mette Sagbakken and Fekadu Abebe and Gunnar Aksel Bjune},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
At the dawn of the third millennium, while the control of the second biggest infectious killer in the world (tuberculosis [TB]) is an international priority, millions of pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa are struggling to access TB care. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of pastoralist TB patients remain to be a challenge in TB control programs in many countries in this region, where pastoralism is a common means of livelihood. Better understanding of community perceptions of TB and… CONTINUE READING

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