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.
Models of good practice for community-based testing, linkage to care and adherence to treatment for hepatitis B and C, HIV, and tuberculosis and for health promotion interventions to prevent infections among people who inject drugs
5 Dec 2022 - The purpose of this collection is to identify practice-based evidence for interventions with a documented impact implemented in real-life settings.
Key considerations for on-site assessment of refugee transit points and accommodation centres in the EU/EEA in the context of the refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
3 Jun 2022 - In the context of the refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, ECDC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO published a document which highlights key considerations for on-site assessment of refugee transit points and accommodation centres in the EU/EEA countries.
Early warning, alert and response to acute public health events in refugee-hosting countries
2 Jun 2022 - This document serves as an advocacy and quick assessment tool for public health responders in refugee-hosting countries to evaluate and strengthen EWAR capacities in the two principal settings relevant to refugee and population health.