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Critical Appraisal Focusing on Tuberculosis Risks among Displaced Persons: Do We Have a Smoking Gun?

Chukwuebuka Emmanuel Nwoke

Abstract: The UNHCR 2017 report stated that about 44,400 people are displaced from their homes daily and about 68.5 million people are currently displaced globally. This article aims at critically analyzing the tuberculosis risks among displaced people especially as there is an increase in the number of migrants globally and proliferation of man-made and natural disasters. Research conducted among displaced persons and most of the studies concluded that active surveillance and proper case follow-up are the best ways to ensure adequate tuberculosis case management. In conclusion, the application of diverse methods in tackling tuberculosis risks should be especially through a culturally, acceptable precise and feasible plans without compromising international standards.
Keywords: Displaced Persons / Tuberculosis Incidence / Tuberculosis Risk / Critical Appraisal

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