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Masoud Dara, MD - WHO Europe - EURO Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH - World Health Organization - WHO Dylan Tierney, MD, MPH - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
Webinar Announcement: Raising Voices: Advocacy Issues in Pediatric DR-TB

Raising Voices: Advocacy Issues in Pediatric DR-TB Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM EDT - 10:00:00 AM EDT This webinar will review: 1) the current state of interventions to improve DR-TB treatment in children; 2) current advocacy efforts aimed at…

By Sue Kulkarni on 02 Sep 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Market innovations for TB diagnostics

Hello, all. Dr. Madhukar Pai at McGill University in Montreal, Canada is doing innovative and important work on developing incentives in the Indian private sector healthcare market to improve TB diagnostics. I’ve included a link below to a great interview…

By Dylan Tierney, MD, MPH on 27 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
WHO 2014 guidelines on pediatric TB


By Ramatoulaye Sall on 20 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 20 Replies
please for give me, for the last publication related to the case 'XDR case

It's okay to learn by mistakes! Feel comfortable to share with us anytime like you did!

By Edy Nacarapa on 15 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
A reminder from GHDonline

Point well taken Subject: A reminder from GHDonline

By Marie Connelly on 14 Aug 2014 1 Recommendations 1 Replies
The risk of developing acquired resistance is lower in certain programmes

Hi all, Note that the New England Journal of Medicine recently published results from Janssen's long-ago completed phase IIb 6-month study of bedaquiline. These results were included in the FDA, EMA and WHO reviews of bedaquiline, so there are not many new…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 13 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 9 Replies
Understanding and using tuberculosis data

Dear Dr Masoud Dara, Thanks a lot for sharing this very useful handbook. Kind Regards, ________________________________ Sarder Tanzir Hossain B.Sc.(Hon's) and M.S. in Microbiology (DU) Microbiologist (TB Lab & IC Consultant) Health ,Nutrition and…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 13 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 6 Replies
Fw: Documents related to laboratory strengthening and MDR-TB

Dear Colleagues, Attached are the list of laboratory strengthening resources along with the web link for each document. Cut an paste each weblink into your browser to access the documents. Xpert MTB/RIF Xpert MTB/RIF Xpert MTB/RIF • Policy update •…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 08 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 13 Replies
Another Cost of War: Spread Of Tuberculosis/ Ukraine

Dear colleagues, Please find below a link to an interesting article on Ukraine and TB.

By Masoud Dara, MD on 03 Aug 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Job Opportunities at Partners In Health: endTB Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Lab Coordinator

Partners In Health is looking for dedicated individuals to implement the "Expand New Drug Markets for TB" project, or "endTB" for short, a $60.4 million over 4 year project that will treat 3200 drug-resistant TB patients with novel drugs and regimens.…

By MayLin Heuchling on 28 Jul 2014 1 Recommendations 0 Replies
New Medicines and Novel Approaches for MDR-TB

Thank you so much Amoud for your very kind and helpful response which actually cleared number of questions but opened up for more queries. However, I would wait to see more details when the study is published later on. With this I cc. Dr. Caminero for…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 18 Mar 2014 6 Recommendations 92 Replies
The Updated WHO Policy on Xpert MTB/RIF assay: What is New and How it May Support Implementation

Dear all I wander the one who answer the question of the training of GeneXpert. Belayneh

By Fuad Mirzayev on 16 Jan 2014 2 Recommendations 202 Replies
Creating Opportunities for Health Scientists in Disease Endemic Countries

Hi Chris, I was not aware of AfricaOER - looks like a great resource. Some time ago (perhaps 4-6 months), there was a discussion on the Global Public Health group on Linked In about open resources in public health - and a lot were listed. However, it seems…

By Sungano Mharakurwa on 09 Aug 2013 0 Recommendations 75 Replies
Lessons Learned in India: E-Compliance for TB Treatment by Operation ASHA

Hi Ruth, many thanks for this idea and if you'd like to work with us to plan a virtual Expert Panel on this topic happy to work with you on this! Please email me at or To all, we're…

By Sophie Beauvais on 05 Jul 2013 5 Recommendations 75 Replies
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