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.
Please see this announcement: https://mailchi.mp/mcgill/mcgill-summer-institute-in-infectious-diseases-and-global-health-now-accepting-applications-for-1974345 This year, we are offering a selection of our most popular courses in a shortened 3-day intensive format, in addition to an original 5-day course. Participants now have the opportunity to take up to 4 different topics during the two weeks. When: June 10-21, 2019 ... read more
Dear Colleagues, In addition to our recently advertised positions, we are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced TB Medical Specialists to work with the Burnet based in PNG. For full details including how to apply, please go to the link below: https://burnet.applynow.net.au/jobs/BI201820213-expressions-of-interest-png-tb-specialist Applications close 13th December 2018. ... read more
MSF criticises pharma for dragging feet on developing HIV drugs for children https://msfaccess.org/pharmaceutical-corporations-failing-children-hiv Geneva, 29 November 2018—Ahead of a Vatican City meeting on scaling up HIV diagnosis and treatment for children, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) criticised pharmaceutical corporations for their delays and failure to develop ... read more
Please see this blog post: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/20892-madhukar-pai/posts/41136-to-scale-up-tb-preventive-therapy-we-need-to-improve-access-to-a-bundle-of-tools There is growing expectation on countries to scale-up preventive therapy, but our LTBI toolbox is currently broken. Shortage of tuberculin, expensive X-ray hardware, limited access to IGRAs, and lack of registration of rifapentine pose big barriers for high-burden countries to scale-up preventive therapy. I ... read more
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