About Rebecca Roby
Role(s) / Profession(s)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF
Website: http://www.msf.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Switzerland About: Les Médecins Sans Frontières apportent leur secours aux populations en détresse, aux victimes de catastrophes d'origine naturelle ou humaine, de situation de belligérance, sans aucune discrimination de race, religion, philosophique ou politique. Oeuvrant dans la neutralité et en toute impartialité, les Médecins Sans Frontières revendiquent, au nom de l'éthique médicale universelle et du droit à l'assistance humanitaire, la liberté pleine et entière de l'exercice de leur fonction. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. In countries where health structures are insufficient or even non-existant, MSF collaborates with authorities such as the Ministry of Health to provide assistance. MSF works in rehabilitation of hospitals and dispensaries, vaccination programmes and water and sanitation projects. MSF also works in remote health care centres, slum areas and provides training of local personnel. All this is done with the objective of rebuilding health structures to acceptable levels.
- United Kingdom
On Friday 25th of May we live streamed the annual MSF Scientific Day. We have had fantastic feedback so far, and online analysis shows we were watched by around 1000 people in 68 countries on five continents. You can now download the videos of all the presentations, as well as ...
Rebecca Roby started a discussion "Twitter Q&A at 16.00 (GMT+1) today with MSF doctor Helen Bygrave on adherence to HIV treatment in migrant farm workers in South Africa". in the [ARCHIVED] Adherence & Retention community.
Helen Bygrave qualified from Cambridge and University College London in 1995, and has worked as a general practitioner and tutor for University College London until 2005. Since then, she has worked with MSF in Nigeria, Myanmar, and Lesotho, focusing on HIV and tuberculosis. She currently works in MSF’s South Africa ...
Rebecca Roby started a discussion "HIV Treatment Integrated into General Health Care Delivers 'Equal or Better' Results in MSF Programmes". in the [ARCHIVED] HIV Prevention community.
Outcomes for people taking antiretroviral treatment in Médecins sans Frontières’ (MSF) integrated general healthcare programmes were as good or better than those in vertical HIV programmes, researchers report in a nine-country study published in the advance online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The authors conclude: “In ...
Rebecca Roby replied to "How do we Improve Reporting and Diagnosis of Paediatric TB?" in the TB Infection Control community.
Here is a relevant blog by Grania Brigden (TB advisor to the MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines) about paediatric TB. http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2012/03/23/a-spotlight-on-children-with-tb/
Rebecca Roby started a discussion "A systematic review comparing microscopy to culture for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in induced sputum samples". in the TB Infection Control community.
Pulmonary TB is commonly diagnosed by microscopic examination of spontaneously expectorated sputum however, smear microscopy lacks sensitivity and only 57% of notified new pulmonary cases in 2010 were smear positive. Sputum induction is frequently proposed as a technique to improve sample collection for TB diagnosis, and has been found to ...
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