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Free Content Why tuberculosis control in an unstable country is essential: desperate TB patients embrace DOTS in Angola [Notes from the Field]

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After decades of war, the tuberculosis situation in Angola is alarming. The author describes his experiences with the implementation of a DOTS TB programme adapted to the difficult circumstances in a town partly inhabited by displaced people. The high motivation of both patients and health care workers is an important factor for its successful implementation. The need for international support of tuberculosis control programmes also in war-ridden countries is stressed.

Keywords: Angola; control programme; tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: Public Health Service Rotterdam, Department of Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publication date: May 1, 2001

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  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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