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Free Content Large-scale public-private partnership for improving TB-HIV services for high-risk groups in India [Notes from the field]

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In India, the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme and a large-scale human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention project partnered to deliver enhanced TB screening services for HIV high-risk groups. Between July 2007 and September 2008, 134 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating 412 clinics and community-based outreach services, screened 124 371 high-risk individuals and referred 3749 (3.01%) for TB diagnosis. Of these, 849 (23%) were diagnosed with TB. India has translated this model into national policy through a public-sector funded TB-HIV partnership scheme for NGOs serving high-risk groups.

Keywords: India; TB-HIV; high-risk groups; public-private partnership

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Development Policy and Practice, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2: World Health Organization South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India 3: Central Tuberculosis Division, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India 4: World Health Organization Western Pacific Region, Manila, The Philippines 5: Capacity Building Team, Family Health International, New Delhi, India 6: Technical Support Unit, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India 7: India Country Office, Family Health International, New Delhi, India 8: Avahan India AIDS Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New Delhi, India

Publication date: 2010-08-01

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