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Revista de Saúde Pública 2007, 41 1

Autor: Joseney Santos



Revista de Saúde Pública ISSN: 0034-8910 Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Santos, Joseney Resposta brasileira ao controle da tuberculose Revista de Saúde Pública, vol.
41, núm.
1, septiembre, 2007, pp.
89-94 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev Saúde Pública 2007;41(Supl.
1) Joseney Santos Brazilian response to tuberculosis control ABSTRACT Tuberculosis remains a public health problem in Brazil.
In 2003, controlling tuberculosis was highlighted as a priority among health public policies.
The article reports the Brazilian response to this challenge, describing the main strategies of the National Control Plan for 2003 to 2006.
Among its main results are: expansion of strategic coverage of the supervised treatment, increase in the percentage of cure, decrease in the number of patients’ treatment default, and of the incidence rate. KEY WORDS: Tuberculosis, epidemiology.
Tuberculosis, prevention & control.
Tuberculosis, therapy.
Health priorities.
Health programs and plans.
Brazil. INTRODUCTION In 1996, Coordenação Nacional de Pneumologia Sanitária (National Coordination for Sanitary Pneumology – CNPS) launched the Emergency Plan for Tuberculosis Control, aiming especially at increasing the coverage of the Programa Nacional de Controle da TB (National Tuberculosis Control Program – PNCT) in 230 municipalities, with emphasis on diagnoses and treatmen t of the disease.
These priority municipalities were considered as this due to the high burden of the disease. Two years later, CNPS launched the National Plan for Tuberculosis,1 to widen the actions in all national territory, its g...

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