To stop TB, We Must Adopt a Gendered-Approach in Accessing TB Care and Prevention: A policy Analysis in Kenya
10 May 2022

Although Tuberculosis (TB) affects people of both sexes and all age groups, the highest-burden is in adult men, who accounted for 56% of all global TB cases in 2019. In Kenya, 66% of all cases notified with TB in 2020 were men.

Policies on gender and TB should place greater emphasis on the high burden of TB among men and the need to invest in male-friendly diagnostic and screening services, with the aim of reducing undiagnosed TB.

This compelling evidence necessitates development of policies that guide a gendered approach to resources and interventions to end TB.


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