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Tuberculosis control in an urban area with high tb / hiv prevalence


* To develop capacity for action research in support of urban TB control.
* To develop and evaluate interventions, through action research.
* To assess and document the pros and cons of different methodologies used.
Expected Outcome

* To enhance the understanding of participatory research as applied to urban TB control.
* National or regional conference for dissemination of results.
* Workshops involving TB programme managers, health care providers, representatives of target groups for the reformulation of sustainable TB recommendations.
* Workshops and meetings with policy makers.
* Scientific articles written up and published.
* Manuals written on TB control to identify and prioritise the problem.
* To provide training opportunities and technical support to those involved in TB control in the area of action research.
* To quantify the transition coefficients used in the Piot model in Lusaka Urban District.
* To identify and explore service, patient and community factors that determine these coefficients.
* To validate data collected routinely by the national TB control programme.
* To investigate ways to rationalise and assure quality in the use of laboratory services at both reference and peripheral health facilities.
* To document the practical advantages and disadvantages of the different methodologies used in the action research and to disseminate these for use by TB control programmes in other countries.


London School of Hygiene and TropicalMedicine
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

Ministry of Health of Zambia
Cairo Road
Woodgate H Lusaka
63,Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam
University Teaching Hospital