Thematic Areas

World Health Organization Task Force on Ethics and Tuberculosis

The Issue in Brief

To respond to the growing concerns surrounding the re-emergence of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant strains of TB, WHO assembled an Ethics Task Force to provide strategic advice to WHO and the Stop-TB Partnership. Members of the O’Neill Institute were apart of this task force. Additionally the O’Neill Institute authored a paper on Human Rights and Ethics in Public Health Measures for TB (TB, MDR-TB and XDR-TB) control. The O’Neill Institute also presented a follow-up briefing on ethical issues at the annual meeting of the International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in December 2009.

Selected Project Resources

World Health Organization. 2010. Guidance on ethics of tuberculosis prevention, care and control.