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Know Your Rights: Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Guide

In August 2018, the World Health Organization announced in a rapid communication major changes to its recommendations for treating rifampicin-resistant and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (RR-/MDR-TB), including the recommendation that most patients with DR-TB should be treated with fully oral treatment regimens. TAG will update this and other documents upon WHO’s release of updated guidelines


February 28, 2018 – This guide is for people who have tuberculosis (TB), people who are at risk for it, and the people who take care of them. It explains what global standards are for TB prevention, treatment, and care, so you can know what services you have the right to receive.

We’ve divided the guide into four sections that cover your human rights and TB; your rights and TB prevention; your rights when it comes to TB diagnosis; and finally your rights and getting TB treatment. 

Below you’ll find download links for the full guide, as well as PDFs of each individual section.