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
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO

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Practice-Based Recommendations for the Management of RR/MDR-TB

by Lindsay McKenna

Dear Colleagues: Attached and below please find a statement from DR-TB STAT and Treatment Action Group outlining practice-based recommendations for the optimal management of RR/MDR-TB. We hope this practical advice will help country programs implement the 2018 WHO recommendations for the management of RR/MDR-TB. Thank you for all you are ... read more

Updated: 21 Aug, 2019
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Now available: List of countries eligible for bedaquiline $400 price

by Erica Lessem

*Apologies for cross-posting* Many of you may be aware that last year, Janssen announced a price reduction for its drug-resistant TB medicine, bedaquiline, to USD $400 for a six-month course. Now, finally, the list of countries eligible to access that price is available: http://www.stoptb.org/gdf/ drugsupply/bedaquiline.asp The good news is the ... read more

Updated: 18 Aug, 2019
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Treatment Action Group's Statement on U.S. FDA Approval of Pretomanid

SOPHAN SAM replied

Thank for sharing the approved new drug for more option to treat MDRTB patients. read more

Updated: 15 Aug, 2019
Replies: 2

Applications open for 2020 Advocacy Fellows program [AVAC]

by Erica Lessem

*Apologies for cross-posting* Please see this exciting opportunity. I do not have additional information about this; for questions or to apply, please contact AVAC directly per instructions below. ---------- Forwarded message --------- Problems viewing this newsletter? View it in your browser > <https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fmailchi.mp%2favac%2fushering-in-the-next-decade-of-the-fellows-program-apply-now-to-become-a-2020-fellow%3fe%3de099b92a9b&c=E,1,QRorBND5R7T4u3u5ojnacnwUTaDHkDceGnC4DyTnb2tyI4k5aED-Mxqb5IsU7QVhfV9P_eqjJfHMZhXlUqFdUF_C_FdsQZj3AXFCh-KgYOMxQdwTXQ,,&typo=0> Apply Now to Become a 2020 Fellow ... read more

Updated: 09 Aug, 2019
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New community members

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Jacqueline Huwa

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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

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Malawi

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Musa mwansa

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Ministry of Health, Zambia

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Zambia

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Dr Hafiz Abdul Quddus

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General Hospital

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Pakistan