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Research Article

Research on Implementation of Interventions in Tuberculosis Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

  • Frank Cobelens mail,

    f.cobelens@aighd.org

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Sanne van Kampen,

    Affiliations: Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands

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  • Eleanor Ochodo,

    Affiliations: Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Rifat Atun,

    Affiliation: Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christian Lienhardt

    Affiliation: Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

    Current address: StopTB Department, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: December 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001358

About the Authors

Frank Cobelens
Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Frank Cobelens, Sanne van Kampen, Eleanor Ochodo
Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sanne van Kampen
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands
Eleanor Ochodo
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rifat Atun
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Christian Lienhardt
Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: f.cobelens@aighd.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FC RA CL. Performed the experiments: EO FC. Analyzed the data: SvK FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: N/A. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: FC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: FC SvK EO RA CL. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: FC SvK EO RA CL. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: FC SvK EO RA CL. Selected the papers: EO FC. Performed the appraisal: SvK FC.