WHO policy on TB infection control in health-care facilities, congregate settings and households.

This document provides guidance to countries on what to do and how to prioritize TB infection control measures at national level. It is aimed at national and subnational policy makers, including health-system managers of programmes covering TB, HIV/AIDS, infection prevention and control, hospital services, control and quality assurance programmes, and occupational health.

Policy

  • Sub-categories TB
  • Commodities Diagnostics, Medicines
  • Latest update 2009
  • Version None
  • Developed by WHO/OMS
  • When to use This document provides guidance to countries on what to do and how to prioritize TB infection control measures at national level. It is aimed at national and subnational policy makers, including health-system managers of programmes covering TB, HIV/AIDS, infection prevention and control, hospital services, control and quality assurance programmes, and occupational health.
  • Languages English
  • Level of use Central
  • Form PDF document, 439 KB
  • Amount of training / TA required None
  • Inputs & outputs None
  • Cost Free
  • Advantages The document is an evidence-based policy for the implementation of sound tuberculosis (TB) infection control by all stakeholders. New areas in this policy include: • a special focus on design of buildings and use of space; • increased emphasis on particular activities such as: – integration with other health-system efforts – greater involvement of civil society in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of TB infection control – greater emphasis on selective administrative controls (e.g. reduction of time spent in health-care facilities) – provision of a package of HIV prevention, treatment and care measures for health workers.
  • Limitations None
  • Availability http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241598323_eng.pdf
  • Remarks For more information, contact Reuben Granich (WHO)
  • Contact granichr@who.int
  • Submission date 2010-11-30 15:12:47