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.

Community moderators

Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO

Recent community activity

STORAGE OF MYCOBACTERIUM ISOLATE

Ram Datt BHATT replied

Hope it will help. Mycobacteriology laboratory manual World Health Organization In below link. https://www.google.com.np/search?q=who+tuberculosis+laboratry+manual&oq=who+tuberculosis+laboratry+manual&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.26380j0j4&client=ms-android-lenovo&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 Best regard Ram Datt,Nepal read more

Updated: 24 Jul, 2017
Reply: 1

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
Replies: 0

Pipeline Report 2017: Promising Drugs & Diagnostics While Political Will Slows Progress

Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira replied

Dear Erica Many thanks to share this important information on the launch of Treatment Action Group (TAG) annual research and development landscape analysis: *The Pipeline Report: ''Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development''. Sure this will generate important information and discussion.. ... read more

Updated: 19 Jul, 2017
Reply: 1

Improving political commitment towards laboratory strengthening

LAKSHMI VEMU replied

Dear Dr. Moyo, Thank you for the nicely explained process. Our State Government leaders are now understanding the need for good laboratories and are working towards strengthening the district level labs. A good network of these labs with local, regional, district and state level labs would be very effective and ... read more

Updated: 15 Jul, 2017
Replies: 2

New community members

User Photo

Simon Jimenez

Affiliated Organizations

MH

Work Locations

Peru

User Photo

patrick nachipo

Affiliated Organizations

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre

Work Locations

Malawi

User Photo

Amna Amer

Affiliated Organizations

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

Work Locations

Pakistan