Published: 2018-06-06 14:25 | Updated: 2019-02-27 09:23

Tuberculosis and Migration in Europe

What constitutes an effective and efficient package of services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of tuberculosis among refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region?

A new report from the WHO European Region office has been published tackling the issue of tuberculosis (TB) among migrants who came to Europe the past few years.

The report “examines evidence of effective and efficient service packages for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB to inform strategies to address the TB burden in refugee and migrant populations. Significant regional variations were identified in both migration levels and TB burden in refugees and migrants, as well as in approaches to TB control, with low quality of evidence in many cases.”

The results and the identified effective strategies against tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and TB/HIV coinfection in different settings are discussed in the report that is available online and can be found though the link below.