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25th May, 2017
Proposed Revision of WMA Resolution on Tuberculosis: Inputs required 
Document no:    SMAC 206/Tuberculosis REV/Apr2017    Original:English
Title:    Proposed Revision of WMA Resolution on Tuberculosis     
Destination:    Constituent Members    Action(s) required:

For consideration
Note:    As part of the annual policy review process, the Council in Buenos Aires (April 2016) decided that the WMA Resolution on Tuberculosis should undergo a major revision. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) volunteered to undertake that work.

At its 204th session in Taipei (October 2016), the Council decided to circulate the proposed revised document within WMA membership for comments. The 206th Council session in Livingstone (April 2017) considered the revised version and decided to circulate it again within WMA membership for further comments.
  1. According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis is a significant global public health problem affecting over 8 million cases every year with 2.2 million infectious cases and over 1.5 million deaths. South East Asian and African countries are most affected.
  2. In developing countries, the incidence of tuberculosis has risen dramatically because of high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, increasing migration of populations, urbanisation and over-crowding.
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