Human Rights and Tuberculosis Control Strategies

31 jan 2018 11:00 31 jan 2018 12:15 ENG
Camilla Gianella Chr. Michelsens Institute & Centre on Law and Social Transformation

Presentation by Camilla Gianella, Chr. Michelsens Institute (CMI) and Centre on Law and Social Transformation.

We are happy to announce that one of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation's leading expert on the relationship between law and health policy, Camila Ganiella, invites you and your network to a seminar to discuss one of her latest and highly important research projects on Human rights and Tuberculosis (TB).  

In the 1980s, experts thought that tuberculosis (TB) could be eliminated in a matter of decades. This was a reasonable prediction considering that a effective drug treatment has been known since the 1940´s. Further in the 1990´s the TB elimination prognosis was boosted by the introduction of the World Health Organization strategy, known as DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course). It was then expected that the correct and efficient rolling out of this policy would make TB a disease of the past. Unfortunately, these projections were not met, and nowadays TB is the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. 

Ganiella aims in her research to improve the theoretical and empirical understanding of the role played by legal environments on health systems performance towards TB control. 
Taking National Tuberculosis (TB) Programs (here and after NTBP) in seven TB high burden countries (Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia) as a point of inquiry, she aims to analyze and generate needed evidence on the role played by legal environments in supporting and hindering efforts to control and eliminate TB.

Her presentation will be followed by discussions among several panelists (not yet confirmed) and the audience.

Pastry and tea/coffee will be served.