The aim of this conference was to bring together key individuals working within the framework of TB and/ or poverty to create a platform for debate on the issue of TB and Poverty. By presentation of a synthesis of available evidence and current strategies, the conference asked if more can be done and whether there should be increased efforts in this area. Specific issues around policy support for TB and poverty, examining the Global Stop TB strategy and advising on how TB control can be improved to better cater for the needs of the poor. A special emphasis was given to how National TB managers can implement pro-poor DOTS strategies and how they can participate further in national poverty alleviation dialogue. The conference looked to other poverty and equity initiatives for insight and potential linkages. The conference concluded with the formulation of an action plan.
Proceedings of a conference ‘TB and Poverty: are we doing enough?’ Bellagio, Italy, 5-8 December 2005, 24 pp.