This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Early diagnosis and treatment of TB in pregnancy would not only reduce the adverse effects of maternal TB, but also reduce overall burden of childhood TB in India. In this context it is important to build a response mechanism for early identification of maternal TB and integrate these services at the patient’s first point-of-care to achieve “Health for All”. This framework for Management of Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women is developed to guide the country in its efforts to eliminate TB, especially among the pregnant women. It is a key step towards addressing the issues of pregnant women across the country who may be impacted by this dangerous disease. It outlines systems that support and empower pregnant women to access care, better address the impacts of the TB epidemic and pave the way for better healthcare for all women and improve case finding overall. The framework highlights integrations in service delivery, setting up of coordination mechanisms between the divisions, sensitizing the health service providers, information education and communication activities and monitoring mechanisms. It is aimed at helping program implementers. Click here to read the framework.