The Social Determinants of Tuberculosis: From Evidence to Action.

Hargreaves, JR; Boccia, D; Evans, CA; Adato, M; Petticrew, M; Porter, JD; (2011) The Social Determinants of Tuberculosis: From Evidence to Action. American journal of public health, 101 (4). pp. 654-62. ISSN 0090-0036 DOI:

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: Growing consensus indicates that progress in tuberculosis control in the low- and middle-income world will require not only investment in strengthening tuberculosis control programs, diagnostics, and treatment but also action on the social determinants of tuberculosis. However, practical ideas for action are scarcer than is notional support for this idea. We developed a framework based on the recent World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health and on current understanding of the social determinants of tuberculosis. Interventions from outside the health sector-specifically, in social protection and urban planning-have the potential to strengthen tuberculosis control.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Evaluation
TB Centre
Tropical Epidemiology Group
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 21330583
Web of Science ID: 288820000020


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