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 community activity

Predicting progression to active TB

Tom Yates replied

Hi Dylan, I have heard people make two important arguments about this study... - The worsening of the ROC curve with time may suggest this is a test for early disease rather than risk of progression (see Figure 3c). - The low overall proportion of those with infection that progress ... read more

Updated: 01 May, 2016
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MDR-TB and Universal DST in Mumbai, India

venancio nhancume replied

Thanks to share those articles with us read more

Updated: 01 May, 2016
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Coming Soon: Joint MDR-TB and HIV Community Expert Panel

by Dylan Tierney

GHDonline Expert Panel Barriers to high-quality TB treatment during HIV co-infection May 16 - 20, 2016 While guidelines are clear about the need to treat tuberculosis (TB) in the setting of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the reality is that many patients with HIV/TB co-infection do not receive high-quality TB ... read more

Updated: 30 Apr, 2016
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Delays in the roll out of daily FDCs in India.

Dylan Tierney replied

The use of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) in India is an important action towards improving treatment adherence and preventing the development of drug resistant tuberculosis. (See link.) It would be helpful to know how the Indian government explains the delay in procurement. I imagine it comes down to funding but ... read more

Updated: 29 Apr, 2016
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New community members

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Rajiv Koirala

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Helping Hands Community Hospital

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Nepal

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Katherine Eban

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Fortune Magazine

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United States

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Abdullah Al Parvez

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BIRDEM; BIRDEM General Hospital

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Bangladesh