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Table 3 WHO Annual Global TB Reports

From: Engagement of the private pharmaceutical sector for TB control: rhetoric or reality?

Year Private-sector pharmacy aspects
2005 Cambodia: Based on the findings of a 2002 study on the prevalence of health care-seeking behavior in the private-sector, Cambodia launched a pilot project to engage private practitioners and pharmacies. Kenya: Diagnostic and treatment services projects to engage all providers, including pharmacies, are ongoing.
2007 Cambodia: Planned activities include mapping the locations of private pharmacies and recording the training of non-NTP staff. The Philippines: Achievements include initiating operational research projects in PPM, including collaboration with pharmacies. South Africa: Achievements include engaging pharmacists, private-sector general medical practitioners, traditional health practitioners, community care givers, and community-based organizations in the referral and support of TB patients.
2008 Afghanistan: Achievements include conducting a study on the role of private pharmacies in the treatment of TB in the central region of Afghanistan. Planned activities include developing training modules for private practitioners and private pharmacies to engage all care providers. Kenya: Achievements include sensitizing pharmacists and additional private practitioners on TB to encourage the referral of TB suspects for diagnosis.
2010 Countries have prioritized different types of care providers, including pharmacies in Cambodia, private hospitals in Nigeria, public hospitals in China and Indonesia, social security organizations in Mexico, and prison services in Kazakhstan.
2011 In 20 countries for which data were available, PPM contributed approximately 20 to 40% of all notifications in 2010 in the geographical areas in which PPM was implemented (no specific data for pharmacies). The role of pharmacists in TB care and control was discussed, including a box summary outlining the WHO/FIP joint statement.
2012 Intensified efforts by NTPs to engage the full range of care providers using PPM initiatives are also important; in most of the 21 countries that provided data, 10 to 40% of national notifications were from non-NTP care providers (no specific data for pharmacies).
2013 No specific information pertaining to private-sector pharmacy engagement.
2014 No specific information pertaining to private-sector pharmacy engagement.
2015 In India, patients receive e-vouchers for standardized medications to be redeemed at no charge from private chemists.