Despite recent progress, Cambodia’s tuberculosis burden remains high. In addition, the majority of funding to fight tuberculosis comes from donors and about two in five patients experience catastrophic costs related to tuberculosis. To address these challenges, Cambodia’s National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) has prioritized strategies to reduce incidence of tuberculosis by 62 percent from 2017 to 2030. To help reach this goal, HP+ worked with CENAT to determine the financial resources and funding available for scaling up tuberculosis prevention, case detection, and treatment as well as determine health and household economic benefits of scaled up services. Results indicate that current funding levels are insufficient to cover needs. More sustainable financing options are needed in order to scale up and improve services, resulting in reduced adverse health outcomes and reduced economic burden on households.
Cantelmo, C., M. Hamilton, and C. Pretorius. 2020. Making the Case for Increased Investment in Tuberculosis Detection and Control in Cambodia. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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