Special Issue "Tuberculosis Elimination in the Asia-Pacific"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: tuberculosis; ethics; public health
2 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France
Interests: child tuberculosis; pneumonia; invasive bacterial disease
Interests: tuberculosis; pneumococcal disease
Significant global efforts, substantially engaged with the WHO “End TB Strategy” (2016-35), focus on accelerating the decline of TB (Tuberculosis) incidence, mortality and its socio-economic impact. The strategy provides a roadmap for both high and low-incidence countries to reach TB incidence rates of <10 and <1/100,000 population, respectively, by 2035. It also commits to reduce TB deaths by 95% and TB incidence by 90% and to eliminate “catastrophic costs” for affected families by 2035. However, there are major acknowledged barriers to achieving these goals.
We invite submissions on all aspects of tuberculosis elimination, with a particular emphasis on strategies, barriers and progress towards TB elimination in the Asia-Pacific Region. Manuscripts drawing on a variety of frameworks will be welcomed, including clinical and laboratory research, epidemiology, health policy, ethics and health law or other relevant disciplines.
Assoc. Prof. Justin Denholm
Prof. Steve Graham
Prof. Philip Hill
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- public health
- latent tuberculosis
- health promotion