Control of tuberculosis by community health workers in Bangladesh.

  title={Control of tuberculosis by community health workers in Bangladesh.},
  author={Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury and Shyamal Chowdhury and Mohammad Nazrul Islam and Amir Islam and J Patrick Vaughan},
  volume={350 9072},
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis remains a major public-health problem in Bangladesh, despite national efforts to improve case identification and treatment compliance. In 1984, BRAC (formerly the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), a national, non-governmental organisation, began an experimental tuberculosis-control programme in one thana (subdistrict). Community health workers screened villagers for chronic cough and collected sputum samples for acid-fast bacillus (AFB) microscopy (phase one… CONTINUE READING


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