Systematic review on the role of social protection and TB

Social protection is defined in many ways but essentially it involves the use of either large scale social welfare programmes or smaller scale incentive programmes to "protect" people when they are sick. In recognition of the fact that many TB patients face financial and social hardship due to their diease, social protection is now a feature of the End TB Strategy. This project will involve a systematic review on the role of social protection and TB examining the effects of social protection on TB treatment outcomes and/ or other outcomes such as costs of care.