Organisation of a tuberculosis prevalence survey [Educational series: prevalence surveys. Serialised guidelines. Assessing tuberculosis prevalence through population-based surveys. Number 4 in the series]
Abstract:Measuring tuberculosis (TB) prevalence trends provides information on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The World Health Organization recently published guidelines on assessing TB prevalence through population-based surveys. The current manuscript describes in detail the organisation of the field activities in such a survey. These activities need to be embedded in a strong organisational framework where the steering committee has the overall responsibility and the survey coordinator the day-to-day supervision. Field activities need to be tailored to the community, with respect to both time and place and direct involvement of community members. Frequent and well-described monitoring procedures need to be in place to be able to identify systematic and non-systematic errors at the earliest opportunity.
Document Type: Invited Paper
Affiliations: 1: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands; Centre for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam (CINIMA), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2: Research Institute for Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Tokyo, Japan
Publication date: 2008-12-01
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