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Monitoring global health

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7484.195-a (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:195

WHO has mandate and expertise

  1. Christopher Dye, coordinator, Tuberculosis Monitoring and Evaluation (dyec@who.int),
  2. Mario Raviglione, director
  1. Stop Tuberculosis Department, World Health Organization, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

    EDITOR—In their critique of procedures of the World Health Organization for analysing and presenting health statistics, Murray et al make a series of misleading statements about monitoring and evaluation of tuberculosis.1 Ironically, part of the reason that they can criticise WHO's tuberculosis statistics is that, by design, WHO is completely open about the process of gathering, analysing, and presenting data.

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