Resultados: 6

    WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis. Module 1: prevention – tuberculosis preventive treatment

    About one fourth of the world’s population is estimated to be infected with the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium, and about 5–10% of those infected develop active TB disease in their lifetime. The risk for active TB disease after infection depends on several factors, the most important being the person’...

    Guidelines for the diagnosis, the prevention and the treatment of leprosy

    The Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Leprosy provide state-of-the-art knowledge and evidence on leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention based on a public health approach in endemic countries. The target audience of this document includes policy-makers in leprosy or infectious...

    Latent TB infection: updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

    Background The programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations most at risk of developing TB remains a critical activity to disrupt Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, as identified in the End TB Strategy. LTBI is defined as a state of persistent immune response to sti...

    Guidelines on HIV self-testing and partner notification: supplement to consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services

    Since the release of the consolidated guidelines in 2015, new evidence has emerged. Consequently, in an effort to further support countries, programme managers, health workers and other stakeholders seeking to achieve national and international HIV goals, this 2016 update issues new recommendations and a...

    Meningitis outbreak response in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO guideline

    For over 100 years, major epidemics of meningococcal disease have occurred every few years within the African meningitis belt, which runs across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia. The objectives of this review were to revise WHO guidelines on control of epidemic meningitis in subSaharan Africa conce...

    Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: principles and recommendations

    WHO has developed guidelines on systematic screening for active tuberculosis (TB) based on a thorough review of available evidence. Early detection of TB is essential to further improve health outcomes for people with TB, and to reduce TB transmission more effectively. Systematic screening in high risk g...