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Tuberculosis prevention and control

Tuberculosis Register

  • Compiling data on all TB cases, drug resistance and TB treatment.
  • Using data from the register to analyse the effectiveness of treatment and to plan control measures and health services.
  • Providing data on TB morbidity and treatment outcomes to the Health Statistics Database.

Health promotion and prevention

  • Supporting legislation and health policy development.
  • Sharing evidence-based information with decision makers, opinion leaders and policy makers.
  • Participation in national and international working groups and projects.
  • Cooperation with ministries, professional associations, and non-profit organisations in Estonia and abroad.
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  • Development and coordination of the directly observed outpatient TB treatment services (DOTS).
  • Ensuring quality of TB care by providing supervision.

Training and information

  • TB training for health professionals.
  • Provision of tuberculosis materials on tuberculosis for the general public and guidance materials for professionals.

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Activities and targets in the field of TB are agreed in the Population Health Development Plan 20202030.