Reducing the prevalence of tuberculosis in a highly endemic setting by community-wide active case finding
STUDY SITE: Ca Mau province
PROJECTOR IMPLEMENTERS: National Lung Hospital / National TB Program
FUNDED BY: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
CORE STAKEHOLDER: Ca Mau Center for Social Disease Prevention
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of community-wide screening for tuberculosis using the Xpert MTB/RIF platform annually for four years, compared with usual TB control practices, on the TB prevalence in a rural province of Vietnam.
This study was registered as a clinical trial under number: ACTRN12614000372684
OUTCOMES: Analysis of this study is currently underway.