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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Twitter journal club on Linezolid for XDR-TB

Catherine Berry - Sept. 28, 2015
Join us for a twitter journal club - Wednesday 30th September at 10am UK time/2.30pm Mumbai time. The journal club is open to all with an interest in drug resistant TB. In a week where the media s...
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linezolid MSF Publications & Research twitter XDR-TB
Health IT

Key messages from MSF's Scientific Day

Rebecca Roby - June 8, 2012
On Friday 25th of May we live streamed the annual MSF Scientific Day. We have had fantastic feedback so far, and online analysis shows we were watched by around 1000 people in 68 countries on five con...
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Conferences & Meetings Digital Humanitarianism global health MSF Research
[ARCHIVED] HIV Prevention

HIV Treatment Integrated into General Health Care Delivers 'Equal or Better' Results in MSF Programmes

Rebecca Roby - March 26, 2012
Outcomes for people taking antiretroviral treatment in Médecins sans Frontières’ (MSF) integrated general healthcare programmes were as good or better than those in vertical HIV programmes, researcher...
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ART global health HIV integrated care Integration and linkages to care MSF Research
TB Infection Control

A systematic review comparing microscopy to culture for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in induced sputum samples

Rebecca Roby - March 12, 2012
Pulmonary TB is commonly diagnosed by microscopic examination of spontaneously expectorated sputum however, smear microscopy lacks sensitivity and only 57% of notified new pulmonary cases in 2010 were...
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diagnosis global health MSF Sputum Induction tb
[ARCHIVED] HIV Prevention

The Safety of Task-shifting for Male Medical Circumcision: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Rebecca Roby - March 9, 2012
The protective effect of male circumcision on male acquisition of HIV infection is supported by strong evidence from randomized trials and observational studies. Mathematical models estimate that wide...
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global health care delivery HIV prevention male circumcision meta-analysis MSF review Task Shifting
[ARCHIVED] HIV Prevention

Why is Adherence to HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in Victims of Sexual Assault so Low?

Rebecca Roby - Feb. 24, 2012
MSF undertook a review of studies into adherence to HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in victims of sexual assault. The review confirms an overall low rate of adherence among victims of sexual assa...
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antiretroviral therapy development global health HIV HIV treatment adherence MSF Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
TB Infection Control

How do we Improve Reporting and Diagnosis of Paediatric TB?

Rebecca Roby - Feb. 20, 2012
Although the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest report on tuberculosis provides welcome news on falling numbers of cases, children are still being neglected despite the fact that they represen...
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global health HIV international development MSF paediatric prevention research tuberculosis WHO TB IC Policy
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Fighting a Dual Epidemic Treating TB in a High HIV Prevalence Setting in Rural Swaziland

Yue Guan - Nov. 18, 2010
Fighting a Dual Epidemic Treating TB in a High HIV Prevalence Setting in Rural Swaziland Guan Yue
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Advocacy & Education MSF Swaziland TB-HIV co-infection