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WEBINAR April 25: Regimen Design and Dosing for Children with Drug-Resistant TB: A Case-Based Discussion

Regimen Design and Dosing for Children with Drug-Resistant TB: A Case-Based Discussion by Dr. Jennifer Furin and Dr. James Seddon Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM EDT - 10:00:00 AM EDT This webinar will review the case of a child with DR-TB and focus on…

By Sara Hepburn on 17 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Reaching Global health Nurses

Dear Virginia and Adriana, Thank you for replying my post. I greatly appreciate your help in advance. If you can send me an email, I will send you a questionnaire and we can communicate over email. Would this be okay with you? There are 3 more group…

By Hyesung Nam on 07 Apr 2014 1 Recommendations 3 Replies
QuanTB: TB pharmaceutical management tool

Then, I want to use it the software .

By Shirin Kakayeva on 03 Apr 2014 1 Recommendations 2 Replies
RE: New Medicines and Novel Approaches for MDR-TB

WHO currently recommends the use of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay and molecular lines probes for the rapid detection of rifampicin resistance alone or in combination with isoniazid resistance. If resistance to rifampicin is detected using either assays among…

By Masoud Dara, MD on 02 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 2 Replies
MSF: TB - the new face of an old disease and please sign the TB Manifesto!

On this, World TB Day, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is trying to collect as many signatures as possible for the Test Me, Treat Me DR-TB Manifesto. To be handed over at the World Health Assembly, the manifesto is a petition that asks governments,…

By Joanna Keenan on 24 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
"Global Health Challenges of TB" Public Forum in D.C. March 25th

Dear Isabelle Many thanks for sharing this important information. I am interested in participating in the discussions Rgds

By Isabelle Celentano on 20 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 1 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
Webinar on "Demonstration of Gastric Aspiration Technique in Children"

Demonstration of Gastric Aspiration Technique in Children Friday, March 14, 2014 13:00:00 GMT - 14:00:00 GMT The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis will present an 18-minute instructional video on the gastric aspiration technique in…

By Elizabeth Harausz on 08 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Europe approves bedaquiline for MDR-TB

The European Medicines Agency just approved bedaquiline (trade name Sirturo) for treating pulmonary MDR-TB in adults. The US Food and Drug Administration approved this drug in December 2012. Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson, the drug's sponsor, are obligated to…

By Erica Lessem on 06 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
India Fights a Tougher TB India Fights a Tougher TB Bijoyeta Das NEW DELHI, Mar 5 2014 (IPS) - For years Joba Hemron, 50, prayed that her cough would go away.…

By Erica Lessem on 05 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 0 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
Free Online Global TB Management and Research course offered by Johns Hopkins through Coursera

The link for the TB course is The new dates for the course are not yet posted but you can enroll on coursera and sign up for course, you will be notified when course has a set date. Please note it is not

By Pamela Marks on 16 Aug 2013 2 Recommendations 61 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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