Public health guidance on tuberculosis control in vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations
This guidance provides support to those working towards strengthening tuberculosis prevention and control among vulnerable populations. It provides an overview of interventions to improve early diagnosis of tuberculosis and treatment completion in these populations, as well as factors to consider when developing programmes for health communication, awareness and education, and programme monitoring and evaluation.
Two systematic reviews performed during the development of this guidance are published in two articles in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Here you can find the unedited versions of the manuscripts, but the final versions edited and published by the Lancet Infectious Diseases prevail.
Barriers and facilitators for the uptake of tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment services by hard-to-reach populations in low- and medium-incidence countries: A systematic review of qualitative literature
Tuberculosis (TB) disproportionally affects hard-to-reach populations such as people who are homeless, migrants, refugees, prisoners, or drug users. These people often face challenges in accessing quality healthcare services.
Supplementary Web Appendices for Tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations 1
Supplementary Web Appendices for Tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations 1: Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment services by hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review of qualitative literature
Effectiveness of interventions aiming at identifying and managing tuberculosis among hard-to-reach populations: A systematic review
We performed a systematic review of interventions with a scoping component of relevant studies published between 1990-2015 to update and extend previous NICE reviews on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at identifying and managing TB in hard-to-reach populations.
Supplementary Web Appendices for Tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations 2
Effectiveness of interventions for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review - appendices.
Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA
5 Dec 2018 - The main objective of this guidance is to provide scientific advice, based on an evidence-based assessment of targeted public health interventions, to facilitate effective screening and vaccination for priority infectious diseases among newly arrived migrant populations to the EU/EEA. It is intended to support EU/EEA Member States to develop national strategies to strengthen infectious disease prevention and control among migrants and meet the health needs of these populations.
Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA
23 Nov 2018 - This guidance aims to provide EU/EEA countries with an evidence-based framework to help develop, implement, monitor and evaluate their own national HBV, HCV and HIV testing guidelines and programmes.
Programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection in the European Union
15 Oct 2018 - Programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is a key component of the global tuberculosis (TB) elimination strategy. This document provides evidence-based guidance for the implementation of programmatic management of LTBI in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA).