Bringing state-of-the-art diagnostics to vulnerable populations: The use of a mobile screening unit in active case finding for tuberculosis in Palawan, the Philippines

@inproceedings{Morishita2017BringingSD,
  title={Bringing state-of-the-art diagnostics to vulnerable populations: The use of a mobile screening unit in active case finding for tuberculosis in Palawan, the Philippines},
  author={Fukushi Morishita and Anna Marie Celina Garfin and Woojin Lew and Kyung Hyun Oh and Rajendra-Prasad Yadav and Janeth Cuencaho Reston and Lenie Lucio Infante and Maria Rebethia Crueldad Acala and Dean Lim Palanca and Hee Jin Kim and Nobuyuki Nishikiori},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Globally, case detection of tuberculosis (TB) has stabilized in recent years. Active case finding (ACF) has regained an increased attention as a complementary strategy to fill the case detection gap. In the Philippines, the DetecTB project implemented an innovative ACF strategy that offered a one-stop diagnostic service with a mobile unit equipped with enhanced diagnostic tools including chest X-ray (CXR) and Xpert®MTB/RIF (Xpert). The project targeted the rural poor, the urban poor… CONTINUE READING
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