Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Guidelines and Manual for Swaziland
Recommended citation: Kingdom of Swaziland Ministry of Health. Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Guidelines and Manual for Swaziland. 2008. http://www.tbonline.info/media//media/uploads/documents/mdr_guidlines-swazi.doc
DescriptionThese guidelines and manual lay out Swaziland's 5 year plan to combat the escalating drug resistant TB problem by incorporating a short-term plan in to the National TB Control Programme. Highlighted activities include: increasing TB case detection and treatment success rates with expanded DOTS coverage at national and lower levels; reducing the combined TB patient default and transfer out rates, and strengthening basic TB care and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment of drug resistant cases to cure existing cases and prevent further transmission.