||The functions and role of voluntary tuberculosis associations.
||BULL IUAT 1974, 49, 268-269.
The Finnish Anti-TB Association and its activities
are presented to discuss the functions and role of voluntary TB
associations. The primary goals of the Finnish Association are:1)
improved TB programme, 2) integration of TB programme into public
health services and, 3) greater co-operation with the IUAT. The
operational approaches to achieving the goals include information
and co-operation, for instance, in amending TB legislation, practical
work directed towards patients and scientific activity. The various
anti-TB activities of the Association conducted with the State Medical
Board such as the BCG programme, radiophotographic programme and
other independent activities of the Association are described.
|KEYWORDS: VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION, TB ASSOCIATION; FINLAND.