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Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

Yue Guan - Feb. 25, 2011
Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa Guan Yue
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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

DOTS reception in communitites

Elizabeth Byrne - Nov. 30, 2010
Dear All, I am a student interested in how DOTS is administered on the ground. I am aware that TB drugs often have bad side effects; are there ever situations in which a patient does not want to ta...
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Clinical Assistance dots Guidelines Human Rights Program Management tb
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Patient-centered TB treatment (PCT) vs. health-facility-based DOT: A cohort study in Tanzania

Amy Madore - Dec. 22, 2009
S. Egwaga, et al. Patient-centered Tuberculosis treatment delivery under programmatic conditions in Tanzania: a cohort study. BMC Medicine 2009, 7:80. Full, open access article available here: www....
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dots patient-centered care Publications & Research Tanzania
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

DOTS Supervisor Training Materials

Amy Madore - Oct. 13, 2009
Dear DR TB Community Members: A GHDonline member is in search of resources for training DOTS supervisors. What training curricula do you use? Has your organization developed its own training materi...
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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Incorporating Tobacco Cessation into TB services

Asaf Bitton - March 25, 2009
There is an emerging consensus around the evidence that tobacco use increases a person's risk of having a positive tuberculin skin test, developing active TB, and of dying from TB by a factor of 1.5-3...
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Community Health Workers dots General Resources smoking cessation tb tobacco Training
[ARCHIVED] Adherence & Retention

Cross-link: Potential for text messaging to improve tuberculosis treatment compliance

Amy Madore - Jan. 2, 2009
In this month's issue of The Lancet, Eliza Barclay writes about the potential for text messaging, or SMS, to improve TB treatment adherence. A link to the article is posted in the GHDonline Technology...
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Community Health Workers compliance dots Monitoring & Measurement SMS text messaging tuberculosis
Health IT

Text messages could hasten tuberculosis drug compliance

Amy Madore - Jan. 2, 2009
Text messages could hasten tuberculosis drug compliance Madore Amy
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compliance dots Mobile Devices SMS text messaging tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Timing of default from tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review

Sophie Beauvais - Sept. 4, 2008
Timing of default from tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review Beauvais Sophie
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default patient dots Publications & Research time of default
[ARCHIVED] Adherence & Retention

Transportation Issues for CHWs

Stuart Mackenzie - June 12, 2008
Are PIH Accompagnateurs furnished with bikes or given a transport allowance to perform their duties? Does PIH fund transport when a CHW needs to bring a patient to the clinic? Transportation Issues fo...
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ART Community Health Workers dots Transport
[ARCHIVED] Adherence & Retention

The Role of PIH Field Supervisors

Stuart Mackenzie - June 12, 2008
We're interested to know how the PIH Field Supervisors operate in the field. What is the maximum number of Accompagnateurs assigned to a single Field Supervisor? How do the Supervisors schedule their ...
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ART Community Health Workers dots management
TB Infection Control

Tuberculosis Control: Financial Evaluation for the 2001-2005 period in low and lower middle-income countries (Economic Annex to the Global Plan to Stop TB)

Sophie Beauvais - April 28, 2008
Tuberculosis Control: Financial Evaluation for the 2001-2005 period in low and lower middle-income countries (Economic Annex to the Global Plan to Stop TB) Beauvais Sophie ...
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