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.

Community moderators

Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO
Dylan Tierney
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity

Current Expert Panels

Anti-TB Drugs and Arrhythmia: Theoretical Concern or Real Risk?

July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015 3 Replies

This Expert Panel explores the risk of QT prolongation in emerging drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) therapy.

Patient Preferences for New TB Diagnostic Tests

May 25, 2015 - May 29, 2015 63 Replies

The World Health Organization is developing guidance on the use of LAM and TB-LAMP. Join experts in discussing these new diagnostics for TB and share your input with the community.

Recent discussion topics

A recent publication

By Sarder Hossain on 29 Jun, 2015 1 Reply

Dear All, I am pleased to inform you that one of our operational research " The Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Cascade in Bangladesh" has published in PLOS ONE on June 25,2015. The same is attached for you in case you may be…


By Eunice Omesa on 29 Jun, 2015 3 Replies

Dear All, I trust this find you well. Following WHO's Interim guidelines 2013, on the use of Bedaquiline in management of MDR and XDR patients, I would like to know how many countries have rolled out its use and what were your experiences in terms of…

Difficulty Xpert interpretation during managmenet

By Ariful Basher on 28 Jun, 2015 8 Replies

Dear All I am in charge of one government ID hospital where i regularly faced difficulty during management of tuberculosis due to their vivid presentation ,lack of investigations facilities as well as lack of doctor interest as a ID specialist. Here i…

New community members

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Rujeko Tsomondo

Affiliated Organizations

Cepheid, Inc.

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sonia irene chikanya

Affiliated Organizations

academic in environmental health sciences; ACCESS Health International; Accordia Global Health Foundation; Action for Global Health - AFGH; Adolescent Health Uganda; Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies; Africa Health Concern; Africa Health Placements - AHP; Africa Health Research Organization - AHRO; African Health Policy Network - (AHPN); African Population & Health Research Center Inc.; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Aids Healthcare Foundation; AIDS Healthcare Foundation - AHF; Baba Farid University of Health Sciences; Boston University School of Public Health; California HealthCare Foundation; Cambridge Health Alliance; Canadian Institute for Health Information - CIHI; Care and Health Program - CHP; Care Rural Health Mission; HEALTH

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ayu pramita

Affiliated Organizations

general hospital Probolinggo

Work Locations

Australia; Indonesia; United States