[Ip-health] NEW MSF & Stop TB Partnership Report: OUT OF STEP 2015 - TB policies in 24 countries

Michelle French Michelle.French at newyork.msf.org
Wed Dec 9 11:26:55 PST 2015

New report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership at the 46th Union Conference on Lung Health:
Out of Step 2015 - TB policies in 24 countries
The 2015 Out of Step report presents the results of a survey of 24 countries conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership.   Building on the first edition of Out of Step published in 2014, this year's survey tracked of the latest TB policies, guidelines and tools across five areas: diagnosis and drug resistance testing; drug-sensitive TB (DS-TB) treatment regimens; MDR-TB treatment regimens; models of care; and regulatory frameworks. The results of this survey provide a snapshot of the world's readiness to defeat the TB epidemic. Although effectively implemented policies and guidelines alone will not be sufficient, they form the foundation for a strong and comprehensive TB response that leaves no one with TB behind.  The 24 countries surveyed are: Armenia, Afghanistan, Belarus, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Russian Federation, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

Read the press release:  New survey shows outdated TB policies and practices risking further spread of drug-resistant TB<http://msfaccess.org/about-us/media-room/press-releases/new-survey-shows-outdated-tb-policies-and-practices-risking-0>

Download the full report: Out of Step 2015 - TB policies in 24 countries<http://msfaccess.org/content/report-out-step-2015-tb-policies-24-countries>

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