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
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World Health Organization - WHO

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Bedaquiline and Delamanid beyond 6 months

Alberto Piubello replied

Dear Nacho, the matter was discussed in Guadalajara in the Symposium "Accelerating TB eliminination through access to Bdq and Dmd". There was an interesting presentation of KJ Seung (attached). I add also "WHO best practice statement on the off label use of Bdq and Dmd", a paper from Lewis et ... read more

Updated: 23 Oct, 2017
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Four Years & Counting: Slow-rollout of newer DR-TB drugs

Naomi DeMel replied

Perceptions of being affected by Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, also other organs in the body. It’s spread through the air when people who have active TB in their lungs cough, spit, speak, or sneeze. People ... read more

Updated: 20 Oct, 2017
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patient's choice: risk of hearing loss or newer drugs?


Greetings It's always a pleasure to hear about progress in patient's care toward improving their quality of life This announcement should be supported by the research article for us to read that trend in the rats Kindly provide the article read more

Updated: 20 Oct, 2017
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TB REACH Wave 6 call for applications

by Madhukar Pai

The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to improve treatment ... read more

Updated: 16 Oct, 2017
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Manjo Lamin

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National Leprosy and TB Control Program

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Sierra Leone

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Motiur Rahman

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BIRDEM General Hospital

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