ELZINGA, Gijs; RAVIGLIONE, Mario C.; MAHER, Dermot. Scale up: meeting targets in global tuberculosis control. The Lancet, London, v. 363, n. 9411, p. 814-819, 6 Mar. 2004.
Despite great progress, global targets for tuberculosis case detection and cure might not be reached by 2005. In particular, there is a serious case-detection gap between estimated annual incident cases and those reported under the strategy for tuberculosis control branded as DOTS. Delays in reaching targets results in lack of effect on incidence of disease, which is of particular concern in regions where incidence is increasing-eg, sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union. Four key actions will speed up progress towards reaching global targets.