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WHO releases ethics guidance to protect rights of patients with TB

WHO releases ethics guidance to protect rights of patients with TB
March 27, 2017

WHO recently issued new tuberculosis ethics guidance that outlines key obligations for countries that implement the End TB Strategy to protect patients’ rights.

According to WHO, communities that are most affected by TB include refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities and other marginalized populations. The new guidance addresses issues such as the isolation of contagious patients, the rights of patients in prison, and discriminatory policies against migrants affected by TB.

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