Government bears a responsibility for advancing the health of the general population. The law should be a tool in the realization of a healthier population. A gap in the TB literature has been an understanding of the government’s powers and duties regarding TB transmission in Southern Africa.
We just published a paper in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) which investigated whether laws and regulations in Botswana, South Africa and Zambia – three countries with a high TB and HIV infection burden – address elements of the WHO’s policy on TB infection control.
Please download our article, “The role of law in reducing tuberculosis transmission in Botswana, South Africa and Zambia,” and let me know what you think.
Drug-resistant TB is a life and death issue for people who live in these three countries (and others who travel there).
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