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Tuberculosis Elimination in the Asia-Pacific Region and the WHO Ethics Guidance

Victorian Tuberculosis Program, Melbourne Health, and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3, Canada
Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Universitas of Indonesia/Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta 13230, Indonesia
Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis Research, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(4), 115;
Received: 10 October 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 26 October 2018 / Published: 31 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tuberculosis Elimination in the Asia-Pacific)
The World Health Organization has produced ethical guidance on implementation of the End TB strategy, which must be considered in local context. The Asia-Pacific Region has important distinctive characteristics relevant to tuberculosis, and engagement with the ethical implications raised is essential. This paper highlights key ethical considerations for the tuberculosis elimination agenda in the Asia-Pacific Regions and suggests that further programmatic work is required to ensure such challenges are addressed in clinical and public health programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: tuberculosis; ethics; World Health Organization; public health tuberculosis; ethics; World Health Organization; public health
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Denholm, J.T.; Silva, D.S.; Burhan, E.; Chaisson, R.E. Tuberculosis Elimination in the Asia-Pacific Region and the WHO Ethics Guidance. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 115.

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