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Morbidity and mortality rates for all three infectious diseases are normally much higher in prisons due to overcrowding, unsanitary conditions and inadequate screening and treatment.
Tom Maguire from the RESULTS UK campaigns team spent two weeks during December in Romania creating a short video and photo-story on drug-resistant TB. In this blog post he discusses some of the innovative measures that have been introduced in Romania’s prisons to reduce TB rates.
Chased by tuberculosis for more than twenty years, Igor (42), from the small town Anenii Noi in Moldova, lives in dark hopelessness for a recovery. His wife has passed away and his children have been taken to a specialised institution.
The prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) in prisons and surrounding camps is 15 times more than the 2011 national estimates, a survey conducted recently has revealed.
The Global Fund expects Ukraine to do more with less.
The newly-appointed WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons located in Azerbaijan, is organizing a training course for policy makers and health providers involved in planning and implementation of tuberculosis services in penal institutions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The course will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on 22 - 26 September 2014. Only 15 participants can be accepted. Applications should be sent by 1 August 2014 through the link below.
Released by the TB non-profit the Aurum Institute, this document outlines organisations receiving international funding to address TB in prisons as well as goals and timelines.
The following documents outline the use of the rapid GeneXpert TB test in prisons, HIV and TB interventions and describe the recently created task team.
Pretoria – The Department of Justice and Correctional Services will intensify the fight against HIV and Tuberculosis in prisons, says Minister Michael Masutha.
A program that screened more than 7000 inmates for tuberculosis at four South Africa correctional facilities showed that a large number of inmates could be diagnosed with TB and quickly begin treatment in a setting where confronting the disease is widely considered critical to broader public health objectives, an article released today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases says. The authors say the results counter arguments that large scale screening, diagnosis and treatment of TB in correctional settings is cost prohibitive and impractical. An evaluation of the program found that screening and using GeneXpert technology in the prisons and jails led to 201 diagnoses of the disease, and the start of treatment for at least 187 of those inmates.
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