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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
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 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
2014 Pipeline Report: HIV, HCV, TB

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: HIV i-base and Treatment Action Group Date: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM Subject: 2014 Pipeline Report: HIV, HCV, TB…

By Erica Lessem on 22 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Stop TB Partnership secretariat to be hosted by UNOPS

Statement from the Stop TB Partnership: The Stop TB Partnership to move its Secretariat from WHO to UNOPS 16 July 2014 - Seattle, USA - The Stop TB Partnership decided today to move its Secretariat from the World Health Organization to the United Nations…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 17 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 3 Replies
Webinar Announcement: Pediatric DR-TB Meningitis: a Case-Based Discussion (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:00AM EDT)

Wonderful case to learn from but this time I will be deeply consulting patient You will be kind to send us some briefings Keep the spirit up as usual

By Sue Kulkarni on 09 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 3 Replies
MSF gains access to generic linezolid for DR-TB in South Africa; report from South Africa TB conference

Good work MSF. This organization is good in the fight of TB in the community. We see a good improvement in Swaziland, and they are a reliable partner.

By Joanna Keenan on 01 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 10 Replies
UCSF Global Health Delivery Training

Based on what many of the experts in this group have said in this forum, University of California at San Francisco along with PIH are putting on a 4 day bootcamp in Global Health Delivery from October 2nd-5th 2014. Many of the participants in this forum…

By Manisha Singh on 25 Jun 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Webinar in French - MDR-TB and XDR-TB: diagnostic approaches and considerations

Dear all I'm really interested by this webinar which will be done in my current language. Dear Virginie, i' m also interested by your French TB Infection Control training video for clinical settings. I'm a reisdent in pneumology and infectious diseases.…

By Anna Tavares on 17 Jun 2014 0 Recommendations 11 Replies
New moderator

Hi Dylan, Happy to have you around to share your knowledge and experience for the advancement of global health. I'm a private-public health expert, with many years of work in a conflict and post-conflict setting. We look forward to sharing my experience at…

By Dylan Tierney, MD, MPH on 16 Jun 2014 1 Recommendations 18 Replies
Caution in using GenXpert in previously treated patients

Thank you, Helen Cox, for correcting my erroneous statement about the IJTLD article. It doesn't report on the decreased sensitivity of Xpert. While it is only a case study, it raise concerns that there may be a higher risk of false positives when used in…

By Gaël CLAQUIN on 10 Jun 2014 0 Recommendations 20 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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