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Research Article

An Evaluation of Systematic Tuberculosis Screening at Private Facilities in Karachi, Pakistan

  • Jacob Creswell mail,

    creswellj@who.int

    Affiliation: Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Saira Khowaja,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Andrew Codlin,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Rabia Hashmi,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Erum Rasheed,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Mubashir Khan,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Irfan Durab,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Christina Mergenthaler,

    Affiliation: Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Owais Hussain,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Faisal Khan,

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Aamir J. Khan

    Affiliation: Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Published: April 04, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093858

About the Authors

Jacob Creswell, Christina Mergenthaler
Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland
Saira Khowaja, Andrew Codlin, Rabia Hashmi, Erum Rasheed, Mubashir Khan, Irfan Durab, Owais Hussain, Faisal Khan, Aamir J. Khan
Interactive Research and Development, Karachi, Pakistan

Corresponding Author

Email: creswellj@who.int

Competing Interests

JC and CM are members of the TB REACH secretariat but were not involved in the initial intervention proposal or the decision to fund the project. Other authors declare no conflicts. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJK JC SK FK AJC. Performed the experiments: SK AJC RH ER MK ID FK. Analyzed the data: JC CM AJC SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OH. Wrote the paper: JC SK CM AJC.