Journal article

Worldwide Effects of Coronavirus Disease Pandemic on Tuberculosis Services, January-April 2020

Giovanni Battista Migliori, Pei Min Thong, Onno Akkerman, Jan-Willem Alffenaar, Fernando Alvarez-Navascues, Mourtala Mohamed Assao-Neino, Pascale Valerie Bernard, Joshua Sorba Biala, Francois-Xavier Blanc, Elena M Bogorodskaya, Sergey Borisov, Danilo Buonsenso, Marianne Calnan, Paola Francesca Castellotti, Rosella Centis, Jeremiah Muhwa Chakaya, Jin-Gun Cho, Luigi Ruffo Codecasa, Lia D'Ambrosio, Justin Denholm Show all

Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2020

Abstract

Coronavirus disease has disrupted tuberculosis services globally. Data from 33 centers in 16 countries on 5 continents showed that attendance at tuberculosis centers was lower during the first 4 months of the pandemic in 2020 than for the same period in 2019. Resources are needed to ensure tuberculosis care continuity during the pandemic.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Singapore National Medical Research Council iHealthtech in National University of Singapore


Awarded by National University Health System in Singapore


Awarded by World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Tradate, Italy


Awarded by Italia Ministry of Health


Funding Acknowledgements

D.G. is a professor at UNICAMILLUS International University of Health and Medical Sciences in Rome. C.W.M.O. is funded by the Singapore National Medical Research Council (NMRC/TA/0042/2015, CSAINV17nov014) iHealthtech in National University of Singapore, and the National University Health System (NUHS/RO/2017/092/SU/01, CFGFY18P11, NUHSRO/2020/042/RO5+5/ad-hoc/1) in Singapore and is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award, Institut Merieux, Lyon, France. D.B. received a grant from Cassa Galeno 2019 to develop a research network in Sierra Leone.The article is part of the activities of the Global Tuberculosis Network of the European Tuberculosis Research Initiative, supported by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Tradate, Italy (ITA-80, 2017-2020-GBM/RC/LDA). Part of the work was supported by Ricerca Corrente (Linea 1 and Linea 4; GR-2018-12367178, GR-2016-02364014) from Italia Ministry of Health.