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Job Opportunity: TB Team Leader and Project Officer - Daru, PNG

Khai Lin Huang - Nov. 8, 2018
Dear Colleagues, Applications are now open for the positions of Project Officer and Team Leader to join the RID-TB team in Daru. For full details including how to apply, please go to the links ...
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WHO recommendation of injectable-free regimens for the treatment of RR/MDR-TB*

Prince James - Aug. 19, 2018
- Can we justify avoiding a Bactericidal drug like Amikacin for MDR TB cases in areas where Bedaquiline is not freely available to every patient of RR / MDR TB like in India? Injectible free regi...
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WHO new grouping of drugs for MDR / RR TB

Prince James - Aug. 19, 2018
Administering multiple doses of Imipenem / Meropenem and their huge cost makes their application more difficult than Amikacin - which is placed lower than Imipenem in the new grouping of drugs. Shou...
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Update of Recommendations for Use of Once-Weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen to Treat Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

Leo Li - Aug. 1, 2018
Please see the attachment for the Update of Recommendations for Use of Once-Weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen to Treat Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection from US CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/...
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Line probe assays (LPAs) types

Ibtihal omer - July 17, 2018
Dear experts, could you please give me brief information to differentiate between: 1. Genotype MTBDR assay 2. GenoType MTBDRsl VER 1.0 3. GenoType MTBDRsl VER 2.0 4. The GenoType MTBDRplus assay L...
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Simultaneous TB/HCV treatment

Svetlana Degtyareva - June 6, 2018
Dear colleagues! Does anyone of you have an experience of simultaneous treatment of a patient with anti-tuberculous and direct acting antiviral drugs for HCV-infection? What are the official approac...
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Statistics on GeneXpert

Monica Truta - May 7, 2018
Hello, Is there a possibility to find out (from the GeneXpert Dx System software menu) separately how many tests are made on GeneXpert: # Xpert tests MTB not detected # Xpert tests MTB detected RI...
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Guidelines Laboratory technical assistance Training
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Newborns of MDR patient

Betsy dinawanao - Feb. 24, 2018
can I ask a basic question.. can I add a question... can a newborn of an MDR patient be a candidate for BCG vaccine...? thanks and; if a child of an MDR patient shows signs and symptoms suggesti...
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Culture negative TB treatment regimens in those with adverse drug reactions

andrew rosser - Feb. 22, 2018
Dear All, I was after some advice about the treatment of culture negative TB in those patients who have had an adverse drug reaction. I saw an HIV patient who has pulmonary and abdominal radiologic...
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Clinical Assistance Guidelines
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

PZA resistance in M.fortuitum

Ranjan Perera - Feb. 14, 2018
Is M.fortuitum naturally pyrazinamide resistant all the time? PZA resistance in M.fortuitum Ranjan Perera
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program officer

Mesfin Bekele - Jan. 31, 2018
Focus area of TB/HIV,DR-TB and TBIC and TB/DM program officer Mesfin Bekele Eleanor Bergren
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Clinical Assistance Conferences Guidelines Program Management Training
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Best Practice for the Care of Patients with Tubeculosis: a Guide for Low-Income Countries

Marlon L. Bayot - Dec. 16, 2017
Herewith attached is the document highlighting the best practices in various aspects of TB patient care developed by The Union and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). This is the updated versio...
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TB REACH new wave 16 October

Masoud Dara, MD - Oct. 5, 2017
Dear colleagues, Please find below the Stop TB Partnership's announcement on the new wave of TB REACH, which is to be launched on 16 October 2017. "The main objective of TB REACH is to increas...
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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Improving political commitment towards laboratory strengthening

Ranjan Perera - July 15, 2017
This question is for those who have experience in working in Low and Middle income countries supporting laboratory systems. As NGO or private sector partners what are the best ways to improve gover...
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Can we do Clinical trial for new MDR-TB in Africa? What are ways to step forward.

Akshaya Bhagavathula - July 11, 2017
Dear GHD members, Greetings, I am Dr. Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, working as Asst.prof of clinical pharmacy at University of Gondar, Ethiopia from past 5 years. Being health professional, my...
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WHI recomendations for SL-LPA

Ranjan Perera - July 10, 2017
What is the latest WHO recomendations for SL-LPA? Is there a seperate recommendation for SL-LPA version 2? WHI recomendations for SL-LPA Ranjan Perera Mohammed suaudi Hassen
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WHO Call for research findings on digital health interventions by 15 Sept 2017 for guidelines

Garrett Mehl - June 30, 2017
Dear Colleagues, This is a global call for research finding papers on digital health interventions for submission by 15 September 2017. Please feel free to share this announcement widely. In r...
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A people-centred model of TB care

Masoud Dara, MD - June 29, 2017
Dear colleagues, One of the main challenges in effective and efficient TB and MDR-TB prevention and control is to introduce and maintain people centred model of care. Under a three year regional p...
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Guidelines Publications & Research
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Questions about Xpert MTB/RIF

Monica Truta - June 9, 2017
Hello, I have two questions for you: 1. Is it possible to do a Xpert MTB/RIF test from a tissue that was embedded in paraffin? 2. Could a high level of uric acid interfere with GeneXpert results?...
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Guidelines Laboratory technical assistance Training
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

faropenem and xdrtb

jeetesh singh - May 26, 2017
would this drug be a potential in far flung area without monitoring needs as in delamanid ? any experiences please share jeet faropenem and xdrtb jeetesh singh
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