The recent history of tuberculosis in El Salvador is a tale of two epidemics. Among the general population, the number of tuberculosis cases has remained flat and prevalence has fallen to the point where it is no longer considered an epidemic. But in El Salvador’s prison system, the number of notified cases has increased 25-fold in a decade, from 85 in 2007 to 2,006 in 2018. To stem this surge in infections and make the case for greater investment in tuberculosis control in the prison system, HP+ supported the El Salvador Ministry of Health and General Directorate of Penal Centers to estimate the cost of tuberculosis interventions for prisons through 2025 and the impacts on incidence and mortality of underinvestment.
Fagan, T. 2019. The Case for Greater Investment in Tuberculosis: Reducing the Burden of Tuberculosis in El Salvador’s Prisons. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00W-639
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Fagan, T. 2019. La necesidad de una mayor inversión en servicios relacionados con la tuberculosis: Reducir la carga de la tuberculosis en los centros penales de El Salvador. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00W-63D
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