The unified clinical protocol of primary, secondary (specialized) and tertiary (highly specialized) medical care “Tuberculosis” approved with the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 21.12.2012 No. 1091, sets forth the categories of adults and children with increased TB risk (Annex 1, page 118, Annex 6, page 127). However, no analysis which could identify additional risk groups, specific for TB epidemics in Ukraine, has been carried out.
1. Vulnerable populations should be defined by level of TB risk and type of vulnerability. Based on this analysis, adequate interventions should be designed and implemented.