Tuberculosis control in Malawian prisons: from research to policy and practice.

  title={Tuberculosis control in Malawian prisons: from research to policy and practice.},
  author={Anthony D Harries and Thomas Elliot Nyirenda and Alban E Yadidi and Maxwell K Gondwe and John H Kwanjana and Felix M. L. Salaniponi},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={8 5},
Following an operational research study in Zomba Central Prison, Malawi, in 1996, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) and the Prison Medical Services worked together to improve the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in prisoners. Prisoners are screened for TB on admission and during their prison sentences. A system was established of treating patients, according to NTP guidelines, while in prison and on discharge from prison. Monitoring and evaluation is undertaken using… CONTINUE READING

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