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Tuberculosis, a complex health threat : a policy primer of global TB challenges

Author: Phillip I Nieburg; Talia Dubovi; Sahil Angelo; CSIS Global Health Policy Center,
Publisher: Washington, DC : CSIS, Center for Strategic & International Studies ; Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015.
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The pervasiveness of global tuberculosis poses a particular set of challenges to policymakers. In order to make the necessary strategic decisions, it is essential to understand how the disease works and its impact on individuals, families, communities, and broader global health foals. This primer is intended to lay out the basics for a nontechnical audience to give policymakers the information they need to make  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip I Nieburg; Talia Dubovi; Sahil Angelo; CSIS Global Health Policy Center,
ISBN: 9781442240940 1442240946
OCLC Number: 908088657
Notes: "A report of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center."
Description: ix, 46 pages
Contents: The epidemiology, pathology, and biology of tuberculosis latent TB infection --
Screening and testing for TB infection and TB disease --
Treatment of active TB disease --
The challenge of drug-resistant TB --
A focus on preventing TB infection and TB disease --
Complications of TB and TB-control efforts --
Institutional actors on the global scene --
TB in the United States reflects the global TB burden --
Overarching challenges.
Responsibility: authors, Phillip Nieburg, Talia Dubovi, Sahil Angelo.

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