Tuberculosis (TB)

Practical approach to Lung Health (PAL)

Practical Approach to Lung Health (PAL)

The Practical Approach to Lung health (PAL) is a syndromic approach to the management of patients who attend primary health care services for respiratory symptoms. The PAL strategy targets multi-purpose health workers, nurses, doctors, and managers in primary health care settings with successful TB control programmes in low and middle-income countries.

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“Everyone with TB should have access to the innovative tools and services they need for rapid diagnosis, treatment and care. This is a matter of social justice, fundamental to our goal of universal health coverage. Given the prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis, ensuring highquality and complete care will also benefit global health security. I call for intensified global solidarity and action to ensure the success of this transformative End TB Strategy.”

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General