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

Recent discussion topics

Screening for aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity

By Dylan Tierney on 21 May, 2015 2 Replies

Good news recently circulated that XDR-TB patient and activist Phumeza Tisile successfully received a cochlear implant as treatment for hearing loss incurred during XDR-TB treatment (link below). There are, however, many other patients with the same…

USAID/Gates Foundation TB Grand Challenges

By jayanth devasundaram on 19 May, 2015 0 Replies

The Grand Challenges in TB Control (GC-TBC) is an initiative to encourage and nurture innovations that will help alleviate the problem of TB in India. IKP Knowledge Park (IKP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the…

Patient Preferences for New TB Diagnostic Tests

By Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH on 18 May, 2015 45 Replies

The World Health Organization is initiating the development of policy guidance on the use of the lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan (LAM) assay for active tuberculosis in people living with HIV and will review the updated evidence for the use of…

New community members

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SANDRA RUTIG

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Palm Beach State College

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United States

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Lynn Berrios-Tomassetti

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Palm Beach State College

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United States

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erica parker

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Palm Beach State College

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United States