Effectiveness of a conditional cash transfer programme on TB cure rate: a retrospective cohort study in Brazil.

@article{Torrens2016EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a conditional cash transfer programme on TB cure rate: a retrospective cohort study in Brazil.},
  author={Ana Wieczorek Torrens and Davide Rasella and Delia Boccia and Ethel Leonor N{\'o}ia Maciel and Joilda Silva Nery and Zachary D. Olson and Draurio Barreira and Mauro Niskier Sanchez},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2016},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          199-206
        }
}
  • Ana Wieczorek Torrens, Davide Rasella, +5 authors Mauro Niskier Sanchez
  • Published in
    Transactions of the Royal…
    2016
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Despite the efforts of the National Tuberculosis Programme, TB cure rates in Brazil are sub-optimal. The End TB Strategy for post-2015 identifies conditional cash transfer interventions as powerful tools to improve TB control indicators, including TB cure rate. This study aims to inform the new policy by evaluating the role of the Bolsa Familia Programme (BFP), one of the largest conditional cash transfer programmes in the world, on TB cure rates in Brazil. METHODS We undertook a… CONTINUE READING

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