Reaching out to take on TB in Somalia

Moore, David AJ; Granat, Simo M
January 2014
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene;Jan2014, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
Among the many challenges facing populations disrupted by complex emergencies, personal security and food security rank much higher than access to healthcare. However, over time health needs assume increasing importance. Many complex crises occur in settings where the background incidence of TB is already high; social and economic conditions in crises are then highly conducive to amplification of the existing TB problem. Innovative approaches to delivery of diagnostic and treatment services, transition planning and integration with other healthcare providers and services are vital. In the extremely challenging environment of Somalia, multiple partners are making headway though collaboration and innovation.


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