Progress in the Implementation of Collaborative TB/HIV Activities. Contribution of TB Infection Control Subgroup 3 November 2009. Key contributions.
Contribution of TB Infection Control Subgroup
3 November 2009
Strategies to promptly identify potentially infectious cases (triage), separate them, control the spread of pathogens (cough etiquette) and minimize time in health care settings
3) Cough etiquette
4) Minimize time in health care settings
6 isolation rooms
Smear + and
HIV + or —
Focus on DOT in prisons.
Be part of the national planning and assessment of facilities.
Recommendations are less specific than those for HCF.
Recommendations on medical services as per HCF.
Long-term stay (prisons) and short term stay (jails)
Importance of early case detection and TB contact investigation
Emphasis on behaviour-change campaigns for patients and families of smear/culture positive patients
Focus on cough etiquette and respiratory hygiene and to spend as much time as possible outside
Use of respirators by HWs in specific situations
Renovation of houses for MDR and XDR TB
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova, Romania, Portugal, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Russian Federation
China, Viet Nam, PNG
Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh
Peru, DR, Guyana
Egypt, Djibouti, Pakistan,
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, DRC, Rwanda, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia