Identifying barriers to TB diagnosis and treatment under a new rapid diagnostic scheme. Research summary.
The authors have been successful in influencing international health policy in tuberculosis and the processes here are described in our impact report (one of our nominated outputs). They have brought in £3,026,976 worth of multiplier funding to test out approaches to bring tuberculosis services closer to communities in Ethiopia, Yemen and Nigeria. These are showing very promising results and have attracted interest from multiple players. they have also been successful in feeding into policy dialogue within the World Health Organisation about the process of diagnosing tuberculosis and the importance from a patient perspective of being able to complete the diagnostic process within one day (rather than multiple visits).
Anderson de Cuevas, R.; Theobald, S.J.; Cuevas, L.E. Identifying barriers to TB diagnosis and treatment under a new rapid diagnostic scheme. Research summary. (2013) 1 pp.