||Volunteers associations in the fight against tuberculosis.
||BULL IUAT 1976, 51, 691-694.
The article describes the organization and activities
of the Mexican National Committee in the Fight Against TB. The Committee
undertakes various activities with three entities, the government,
the medical and clinical personnel and the community. Additionally,
the Committee encourages meetings of scientists in this field to
exchange new methods, techniques and provides information to private
doctors to incorporate them into the national programme. The financial
contributions of the Committee for anti-TB activities reflects the
priorities in the TB programme such as the insufficient health structure
of the country and of the health personnel and, the scanty participation
of private doctors in the programme. This approach is in contrast
to developed countries such as Sweden, where the priority is placed
on the field of investigation since social assistance covers the
necessities and the costs. The Committees main income is from
the sale of the stamps that it prints annually and which are available
to the public during 8 months. This event is publicised through
all possible media to encourage peoples participation and
awareness of the TB programme. A society has been formed to promote
the value of collecting various stamps and it is expected to help
acquire financial resources for the TB programme.
|KEYWORDS: VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION; MEXICO.
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