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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-76

Tuberculosis control in South-East Asia Region: Annual TB report 2013

Date of Web Publication2-Aug-2013

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DOI: 10.4103/2224-3151.115851

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. Tuberculosis control in South-East Asia Region: Annual TB report 2013. WHO South-East Asia J Public Health 2013;2:75-6

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. Tuberculosis control in South-East Asia Region: Annual TB report 2013. WHO South-East Asia J Public Health [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 22];2:75-6. Available from: http://www.who-seajph.org/text.asp?2013/2/1/75/115851

Publisher: World Health Organization,

Regional Office for South-East Asia. New Delhi: 2013. 165 pages.

ISBN: 9789290224303.

All 11 Member States have sustained country-wide access to DOTS. Each year, more than 2 million TB cases are being registered for treatment and the treatment success rate among new smear-positive pulmonary TB cases has remained above 85% since 2005, and was 88% in 2010. The TB mortality rate has decreased by 40% since 1990 and the South-East Asia Region is on track to achieve the global target of a 50% reduction by 2015. The decline in the prevalence is observed in all Member countries and in some countries, it is over 50%. Approximately 40% of the estimated global number of cases occurs in the South-East Asia Region (based on current estimates) as well as more than one fourth on the MDR-TB burden. The collaboration between TB and HIV control programmes is improving. Many of the constraints to effective implementation of TB control services in Member States relate to underlying weaknesses and under-financing of national health systems in general, many of which are already overstretched in terms of both infrastructure and staffing. To enable universal access and continuing scale-up of critical interventions, there is an urgent need to sustain current financial commitments and to advocate for additional financial resources.

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