Targets for tuberculosis control: how confident can we be about the data?

@article{Werf2007TargetsFT,
  title={Targets for tuberculosis control: how confident can we be about the data?},
  author={Marieke J van der Werf and Martien W. Borgdorff},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={
          370-6
        }
}
The targets of tuberculosis (TB) control programmes are to detect 70% of new sputum smear-positive cases of TB and to cure 85% of these. The Stop TB Partnership has set additional targets related to the Millennium Development Goals: to halve TB prevalence and mortality between 1990 and 2015. This paper assesses how confident we can be about the data on TB case detection, cure rates, prevalence and mortality. Countries were grouped into those with good, limited or poor information on the burden… CONTINUE READING

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