Collaborative Framework for Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Diabetes

January 2012
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    30th January 2012
  • ISBN 9789241502252
  • Language English
  • Pages 47 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 10.5"

Diabetes triples the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). Consequently rates of TB are higher in people with diabetes than in the general population, and diabetes is a common comorbidity in people with TB. Given the absence of international guidelines on the joint management and control of TB and diabetes, the World Health Organization and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease identified key questions to be answered and commissioned systematic reviews of studies addressing those questions. A series of expert consultations were organized to assess the findings of the systematic reviews and a guideline group was established to develope this provisional collaborative framework.

The framework aims to guide national programs, clinicians and others engaged in care of patients and prevention and control of diabetes and TB on how to establish a coordinated response to both diseases, at organizational and clinical levels.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.