Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major health problem in Bangladesh. The country ranks 6th among the 22 high burden countries of the world according to annual World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates. Shaded Hossain describes the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Bangladesh and related programmatic issues, and to assess and understand TB in its socio-economic perspectives. While focusing on the epidemiological and technical aspects of the disease, Hossain also tries to understand TB disease and infection in its social perspectives: in terms of its control and prevention activities adopted and implemented by the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP), people’s awareness of the disease, their care seeking pattern and how all these impact on the outcomes of the control programme.
S.A.S. Hossain, Tuberculosis Burden in Bangladesh: Epidemiological Estimates and People's Perspectives.
Prof. M.W. Borgdorff
Dr K. Zaman (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research,
Dr F.C.M. van Leth
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