Attention to gender issues in tuberculosis control [Unresolved Issues]
Abstract:Although a seventy per cent excess of male over female TB cases are reported globally each year, the reasons for this difference are unclear. Generally, women in poor countries confront more barriers than men in accessing health care services. Yet, research is lacking to explain the impact of gender inequalities in access to care on reported sex ratios for TB. A review of the limited available literature and field visits to TB programmes offered insights and suggested a framework to study gender differentials in TB. This paper considers the role of gender at various steps in effective TB care. A research strategy to study and account for gender differences in TB control is proposed.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: 1: Strategy Development and Monitoring for Endemic Bacterial and Viral Diseases (EBV), Communicable Disease Control, Prevention and Eradication (CPE), World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland 2: Foundation for Research in Community Health, Worli, Mumbai/Pune, India 3: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland 4: Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK 5: Royal Netherlands Tuberculosis Association (KNCV), The Hague, Netherlands 6: Task Force on Gender Sensitive Interventions, UNDP/WORLD BANK/WHO special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Publication date: 2001-03-01
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