Tuberculosis Care in Mexico’s Chiapas Highlands Region: A Right to Health Analysis

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2020/01/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Lugar(es) de estudio: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., México
Resumen: "This article analyzes the fulfillment of the four essential and interrelated elements ofavailability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality (AAAQ) presented in General Comment14 of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Weexamined the ways that AAAQ criteria are met in tuberculosis (TB) care by evaluating asample of 33 primary health care units (PHCUs) in 10 municipalities of the ChiapasHighlands region of Mexico. We collected information about 56 people with TB who weretreated in those PHCUs, the structural conditions of the health facilities, and data aboutall health care workers in the PHCUs (n=423). The results show that there is greatvariability in how AAAQ criteria are met among the PHCUs and in the way that TB careprograms are delivered. Resource shortages and infrastructure characteristics hinder thefulfillment of AAAQ elements despite the commitment made by Mexico to guarantee theright to health as outlined in General Comment 14."

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