We need people – people like those in TB Alert, who are focused and ambitious and care for people at grass roots in the UK, India and Africa. Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
For employers, TB interrupts workflow, lowers productivity and raises costs. Such is the scale of TB; lost productivity can impact on the economies of entire nations.
With effective treatment, employees can return to work within two to four weeks without the risk of infecting others. Therefore it is in employers’ interests to promote and participate in TB control both in the workplace and in the wider community. On the other side, TB control programmes can make use of workplaces to reach people affected by TB.
- Help identify people with suspected TB and refer them for diagnosis
- Support patients to complete their treatment, perhaps through workplace DOT
Find out more: Guidelines for Workplace TB Control Activities: The contribution of workplace TB control activities to TB control in the community, World Health Organization, 2003.
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