Implementing tuberculosis control programmes in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

  title={Implementing tuberculosis control programmes in Kaduna State, Nigeria.},
  author={Niyi Awofeso},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={2 4},
  • Niyi Awofeso
  • Published 1998 in
    The international journal of tuberculosis and…
This paper discusses the impact of pre-payment versus free drug therapy on case-finding and treatment of tuberculosis patients. While the Kaduna State tuberculosis pilot project introduced fees mainly as a cost-recovery measure, evaluation of several cohorts revealed that while it led to a reduction in the proportion of diagnosed smear-positive patients that could afford treatment, it markedly enhanced compliance in those willing to pay. Ways to balance this trade-off are suggested. 

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