To report the WB-loaned tuberculosis control project. By the end of September 1995 the coverage rates of counties and population were 92.5% and 95.4% of the original planned numbers in the project.A total number of suspects examined was 2 179 684.A total of 305 596 smear positive cases and 171 304 new smear positive cases were registered. The smear positive registration rate and new registration rate are 3 and 2 times of those before the project.The average cure rate of new smear positive cases was 90.8%. It appeared an increased tendency in past three years and reflected an improvement of management level. The urgent problem to be solved is to improve the case finding registration rate. The author recommended that tuberculosis should be changed from the third grade surveillant disease to the second infectious disease in the infectious disease management measures, so as to strengthen the government participation and improve the transfer of all tuberculosis suspects and cases.
The Journal of The Chinese Antituberculosis Association
tuberculosis, plumonary/prevention and control