Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Free Content Impact of awareness drives and community-based active tuberculosis case finding in Odisha, India

Download Article:
(PDF 58.7 kb)
India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme employs passive case detection. The new sputum smear-positive case detection rate is less than 70% in Odisha State. During April–June 2012, active case finding (ACF) was conducted through awareness drives and field-based tuberculosis (TB) screening in select communities with the lowest case detection rates. During the campaign, 240 sputum smear-positive TB cases were detected. The number of smear-positive cases detected increased by 11% relative to April–June 2011 in intervention communities compared to an 0.8% increase in non-intervention communities. ACF brought TB services closer to the community and increased TB case detection.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme; active case finding; awareness drives; outreach; surveillance

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: World Health Organization Country Office for India, New Delhi 2: Department of Health, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar 3: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, South-East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi 4: National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India 5: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication date: September 1, 2014

More about this publication?
  • 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.

    Certain IJTLD articles are selected for translation into French, Spanish, Chinese or Russian. They are available on the Union website

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Public Health Action
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more