Journal article

Tuberculosis Elimination in the Asia-Pacific Region and the WHO Ethics Guidance

Justin T Denholm, Diego S Silva, Erlina Burhan, Richard E Chaisson

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease | MDPI | Published : 2018

Abstract

The World Health Organization has produced ethical guidance on implementation of the End TB strategy, which must be considered in local context. The Asia-Pacific Region has important distinctive characteristics relevant to tuberculosis, and engagement with the ethical implications raised is essential. This paper highlights key ethical considerations for the tuberculosis elimination agenda in the Asia-Pacific Regions and suggests that further programmatic work is required to ensure such challenges are addressed in clinical and public health programs.

University of Melbourne Researchers