In this community, professionals share information regarding the clinical, programmatic and community-oriented aspects of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Members also use this forum to promote universal access to quality care for MDR-TB.

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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
Invitation to Hopes and Cautions: the use of BDQ for treatment of MDR-TB

Dear all, This looks like a very interesting webinar! There has been robust discussion on bedaquiline on this list serve, and I highly encourage folks to attend this webinar to hear more about bedaquiline and engage in further discussion. Best, Erica Erica…

By Erica Lessem on 22 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
1) UNSG Special Envoy on TB and 2) London TB Ambassador

Dear colleagues, There are two good recent developments in the field of TB advocacy, apologies for possible cross posting: On 20 January 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Eric Goosby of the United States as the United Nations…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 22 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Presenting the new and improved– your source for TB news!

Thanks a lot Lindsay.

By Lindsay McKenna on 09 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
McGill Summer Institute

Morning to you guys I have seen this to be very important to me but now very much committed to my MPH modules. I wish it could appear around November December to allow more people to use their annual leaves and other students like myself to attend. Hope…

By Dylan Tierney, MD, MPH on 08 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
Help TB activist #DefeatTheSilence and get her hearing back with implant surgery

Thank you very much Grania for sharing this. I also suggest we all distribute it further through our networks.

By grania brigden on 06 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
Role of Surgery in Management of Tuberculosis

Bonjour Jean-Pierre, Overall, programs worldwide treating DR-TB cases are obtaining outcomes far below the Bangladesh regimen that also highlights the role of Cfz. In the pulmonology clinic in Lyon-France, the MDR-TB outcomes are similar to those of the…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 05 Jan 2015 3 Recommendations 80 Replies
Important article: Drug-resistant tuberculosis patients face dwindling treatment options

Thank you very much Erica for posting this, there is no advocacy work stronger that patients' voices themselves, these voices need to be echoed loud and clear.

By Erica Lessem on 05 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
Paediatric MDR-TB Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis

Thank you Elizabeth for this message. This is a very important project to build up further evidence on Tx of children with DR-TB. I will share this with my colleague Dr van den Boom and WHO Regional Office for Europe Task Force on Childhood TB. I am also…

By Elizabeth Harausz on 01 Jan 2015 2 Recommendations 1 Replies
Happy New Year and Save the Date 12-16 January 2015

So Glad !

By Masoud Dara, MD on 01 Jan 2015 0 Recommendations 14 Replies

Thanks everyone for the information regarding NTM. They are indeed very helpful. May I know if there's already a platform for Drug Susceptibility testing for NTM?

By Indrajit Kumar on 23 Nov 2014 1 Recommendations 22 Replies
WHO 2014 guidelines on pediatric TB

Thanks for the prompt response.

By Ramatoulaye Sall on 20 Aug 2014 1 Recommendations 31 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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