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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MSF to J&J: We need affordable & sustainable supply of bedaquiline

by Sharonann Lynch

[Please forward and excuse cross-posting] All, Please find below and online an open letter from MSF to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) regarding the drug bedaquiline calling for J&J to lower the price and provide a non-exclusive license to ensure affordable access and a sustained supply. Bedaquiline is essential for treating-- ... read more

Updated: 19 Sep, 2018
Replies: 0

Treatment correlates of successful outcomes in pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis

Lindsay McKenna replied

Dear all, I believe the IPD MA published in the Lancet and circulated here is what has informed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ American Thoracic Society (ATS)/ Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/ European Respiratory Society (ERS) MDR-TB treatment guidelines expected to come out later this year. ... read more

Updated: 18 Sep, 2018
Replies: 4

Impact of personnel shortages on TB programs

Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira replied

Dear David Your question is real and continual issue in our settings. MSH has done some work in Ethiopia and we can link you to our colleagues at MSH Ethiopia Countries office. Please send a mail to for further discussion. Best regards *Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira, MpH, PHD* *Senior Laboratory ... read more

Updated: 31 Aug, 2018
Reply: 1

PLOS Medicine Special Issue: New Tools and Strategies for Tuberculosis Diagnosis, Care, and Elimination

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this call for papers by PLOS Medicine, ahead of the UN High Level Meeting on TB next month: This issue is focused on new tools for diagnosis, treatment and elimination. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 28 Aug, 2018
Replies: 0

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Jacqueline Huwa

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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

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Musa mwansa

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Ministry of Health, Zambia

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Dr Hafiz Abdul Quddus

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