This Background Paper was prepared for the Tuberculosis (TB) and the Law Workshop for the Latin American and the Caribbean region at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health held on October 25, 2018. The Workshop’s objectives are to:
- Promote constructive dialogue around the development, enactment and implementation of TB-specific legislation in the region, among lawmakers, national TB program managers, international and regional experts, civil society and people affected by TB;
- Sensitize stakeholders to the content, aims and utility of implementing a human rights-based, person-centered response to TB through legislation.
The purpose of this Background Paper is to briefly highlight aspects of the current global landscape regarding legislation addressing TB and to discuss some of the key issues and concerns around the development, enactment and implementation of TB-specific legislation, i.e., legislation specifically addressing TB.
Citro, B. (2018). Tuberculosis and the Law in Latin America and the Caribbean: Guidelines for legislators and civil society.