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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Re: Quality control for the TB-LAM test

Erica Lessem replied

Dear Patrick and all, I am very happy to hear this life-saving diagnostic is being used, and urge anyone living in a high TB/HIV burden setting to ensure this test is available for people presenting to hospitals/clinics with advanced HIV. I am not aware of this issue, but am very ... read more

Updated: 25 Jul, 2017
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Fwd: [TBTake Action To Prioritize TB Research for Pregnant Women

by Erica Lessem

*Apologies for cross-posting* * [image: TAG_25yrs_logo_rgb]* *Take Action to Help Prioritize TB Research for Pregnant Women* As the world’s leading infectious killer, tuberculosis (TB) affects pregnant women, and increases the likelihood of poor birth outcomes and death. Despite the urgent need for better TB prevention and treatment options, pregnant women ... read more

Updated: 25 Jul, 2017
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STORAGE OF MYCOBACTERIUM ISOLATE

ABUBAKAR TUKUR replied

Dear Ram Datt BHATT and Mengistu Tadesse Thank you for sharing the documents. Kind regards read more

Updated: 25 Jul, 2017
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Denying access to bedaquiline in India costs lives

by Erica Lessem

From today's Lancet Infectious Diseases Denying access to bedaquiline in India costs lives Zarir F UdwadiaEmail the author Zarir F Udwadia <zfu@hindujahospital.com> , Shashank Rajen GanatraEmail the author Shashank Rajen Ganatra <shashankganatra11@gmail.com> , Jai B Mullerpattan Published: August 2017 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30400-0 <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(17)30400-0/fulltext#> <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(17)30400-0/fulltext#> <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(17)30400-0/fulltext#> <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(17)30400-0/fulltext#> <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(17)30400-0/fulltext#> As physicians managing the ... read more

Updated: 20 Jul, 2017
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Cynthia Acosta Jaramillo

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The University of Queensland

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Australia

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Simon Jimenez

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MH

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Peru

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patrick nachipo

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Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre

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Malawi