Tuberculosis in Peru: epidemiological situation, progress and challenges for its control

Authors

  • Valentina Alarcón Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional Prevención y Control de la Tuberculosis, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • Edith Alarcón Unión Internacional Contra la Tuberculosis y Enfermedades Respiratorias. Lima, Perú. licenciada en Enfermería, maestra en Salud Pública.
  • Cecilia Figueroa Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional Prevención y Control de la Tuberculosis, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. ingeniera de Sistemas
  • Alberto Mendoza-Ticona Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional Prevención y Control de la Tuberculosis, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. médico infectólogo, maestro en Epidemiología Clínica

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2017.342.2384

Keywords:

Tuberculosis, Epidemiology, Health Services Administration, Public health, Peru

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is the first cause of death by an infectious agent in the world, the incidence in the population is declining very slowly and drug resistance is currently considered an international crisis. In Peru, the recent TB Prevention and Control Act in Peru (Law 30287) declares the fight against TB of national interest. In recent years, the Ministry of Health’s (MINSA) National Health Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis (ESNPCT) has achieved significant progress in the control of this disease; however, challenges still remain to be addressed. This article reviews the epidemiological situation of TB in Peru, systematizes the progress achieved during the management of the ESNPCT team between the years 2011 and 2015 from the biomedical approach, public management and social determinants of health, also posing challenges to achieving TB control under law 30287 and the “End of TB” strategy of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Published

2017-06-28

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Alarcón V, Alarcón E, Figueroa C, Mendoza-Ticona A. Tuberculosis in Peru: epidemiological situation, progress and challenges for its control. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];34(2):299-310. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2384

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