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March 2018: TB and prisons
To mark WHO's World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th, WEPHREN has collected resources on TB and prisons. Thank you to all those who have sent in contributions.
Dr Rueda speaking at the ICRC's 1st Asian and Pacific Conference on Prison Health, Bangkok, Thailand 2017
Dr Zulma Vanessa Rueda is a medical doctor, PhD in Epidemiology, and Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She has conducted extensive research on TB in prisons in Colombia and in this commentary for World TB Day, 24th March 2018, together with Professor Yoav Keynan of the University of Manitoba, she argues for mandatory screening for active and latent TB in prisons. You can access Dr Rueda's commentary on "High Risk for transmission inside prison and to the community" here.