1.6 Target audience

This guideline is intended for personnel working in national TB programmes, national HIV/AIDS programmes or their equivalents, and other relevant national health programmes in ministries of health; other relevant ministries working in public health and screening; and for other health policymakers, clinicians and public health practitioners working on TB, HIV and infectious diseases in the public and private sectors. The recommendations provided here must be adapted to local settings. An accompanying operational handbook, WHO operational handbook on tuberculosis. Module 2: screening – systematic screening for tuberculosis disease (7) provides more detail and discussion of how screening recommendations can be adapted to address the conditions for and objectives of screening in specific contexts. National and subnational recommendations must be developed by national TB programmes and other national and subnational public health agencies and partners; recommendations developed by national and subnational agencies should guide health care staff working in specific settings.

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