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WHO: Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care, 2017 update

April 28, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated the fourth edition of the Guidelines for treatment of tuberculosis published in 2010.

The Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization convened a meeting of a Guidelines Development Group on 11-13 July 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland in order to review the evidence available on key aspects of the treatment of drug-susceptible TB, as well as of patient care and to formulate recommendations for the update of the fourth edition of theGuidelines for treatment of tuberculosis published in 2010.

As a result, an updated version of the document has been released, Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care. The new document aims to use the best available evidence on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB and interventions to ensure adequate patient care and support in order to inform policy decisions made in these technical areas by national TB control programme managers, national policy-makers and medical practitioners in a variety of geographical, economic and social settings.

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