American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 79-82
Received: Mar. 2, 2017;
Accepted: Mar. 23, 2017;
Published: Oct. 23, 2017
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Bashir Abdrhman Bashir, Medical Laboratory Sciences Division, Port Sudan Ahlia College, Port Sudan, Sudan
Yousif Mohammed Saeed, Consultant Chest Physician, Port Sudan Teaching Hospital, Port Sudan, Sudan
Tuberculosis (TB) is an endemic disease in Red Sea State. Efforts to control this disease started in 1996 with the establishment of a national tuberculosis control committee. Field application of a national tuberculosis program (NTP) was implemented in Port Sudan by the ministry of health, according to the guidelines of the WHO. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the outcome of tuberculosis control after the application of this program since 2002 to 2010. The active TB cases admitted and treated in Red Sea tuberculosis diagnostic center were studied. The outcome of control was evaluated, and comparison was made between the years 2002 to 2010. 12506 subjects were enrolled in this study. 8337 (66.7%) were males and 4169 (33.3%) were females. The ages ranged between 14 – 76 years. The total number of TB cases were decreased by 61% (from 1803 in 2002 to 1100 in 2010). The total Pulmonary TB (PTB) positive cases were reduced from 579 (32%) cases in 2002 to 240 (22%) cases in 2010. Default rate decreased in 2002 (11.9%) and increased in 2010 (16.7%). However, there was no substantial improvement in the cure rate, but inversely increased the default rate and death rate (16.7% and 9.6% respectively). The study demonstrated a positive correlation of mortality rate with the default rate (P< 0.023). Accordingly, the overall outcome of the application of the NTP was relatively satisfactory. A recommendation for speedy improve the infrastructure accompanied by supporting material of the health care system to create a suitable successful program is essential.
Bashir Abdrhman Bashir,
Yousif Mohammed Saeed,
Outcome of Tuberculosis Control Program in Red Sea State, Sudan, American Journal of Internal Medicine.
Vol. 5, No. 5,
2017, pp. 79-82.
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