The Innovative Socio-economic Interventions Against Tuberculosis (ISIAT) project: An operational assessment

C. Rocha, R. Montoya, K. Zevallos, A. Curatola, W. Ynga, J. Franco, F. Fernandez, N. Becerra, M. Sabaduche, M. A. Tovar, E. Ramos, A. Tapley, N. R. Allen, D. A. Onifade, C. D. Acosta, M. Maritz, D. F. Concha, S. G. Schumacher, Carlton A. Evans

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SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) affected households in impoverished shantytowns, Lima, Peru. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate socio-economic interventions for strengthening TB control by improving uptake of TB care and prevention services. DESIGN: Barriers to TB control were characterised by interviews with TB-affected families. To reduce these barriers, a multidisciplinary team offered integrated community and household socio-economic interventions aiming to: 1) enhance uptake of TB care by education, community mobilisation and psychosocial support; and 2) reduce poverty through food and cash transfers, microcredit, microenterprise and vocational training. An interim analysis was performed after the socio-economic interventions had been provided for 2078 people in 311 households of newly diagnosed TB patients for up to 34 months. RESULTS: Poverty (46% earned

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Control
  • Microcredit
  • Poverty
  • Social determinants
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases


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