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The World Health Organization guidelines for diagnosing TB have evolved along with available technologies and tools that are increasingly accurate, simple, and appropriate for use closer to the point of care.

Our publication, An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools, details the latest WHO recommendations, the array of available TB diagnostic tools, and how these tools should be optimally used in country programs, including to support TB screening and diagnosis among special populations such as children, people with extrapulmonary TB, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

Our guide provides activists with what they need to know to advocate for access to TB diagnostic testing at the highest standard of care, and suggests ways that activists can take action to ensure that all people at risk of TB receive quality TB diagnostic testing, an essential step toward ensuring that all people with TB receive effective treatment and are ultimately cured of TB.

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