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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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity

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Non-conforming rifampicin susceptibility test reports from Xpert MTB/RIF assay

by Tafara Zanamwe

I came across this article https://goo.gl/1rKwMI The authors suggest that there are some results rleased by GeneXpert that do not conform to the preset condition for detection of presence or absence of rif resistance. I have no experience with this phenomena, neither have I systematically rechecked Ct data for MTB ... read more

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Humans Aren’t Winning the War on TB

by Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad

Thought Dr. Paul Farmer's piece in New York Times will be of interest to many on this forum. Rizwan Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad, MD, MPH, FISPE, FCP Pharmacovigilance & Regulatory System Strengthening Consultant Ex-Consultant/Safety Reviewer, U.S. FDA (1998-2013) Associate Professor (adjunct), Rutgers School of Public Health, NJ, USA Assistant Professor (adjunct), ... read more

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Updated: 29 Mar, 2017
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New Tools Needed to Fight Ancient Disease

by Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad

Thought this forum will find this article by Dr. Sania Nishtar - nominee for the DG of WHO useful: “New Tools Needed to Fight Ancient Disease” by @SaniaNishtar https://medium.com/@SaniaNishtar/new-tools-needed-to-fight-ancient-disease-4b... Rizwan Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad, MD, MPH, FISPE, FCP Pharmacovigilance & Regulatory System Strengthening Consultant Ex-Consultant/Safety Reviewer, U.S. FDA (1998-2013) Associate Professor ... read more

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Tuberculosis And ‘Failure’: Who Should Bear The Label?

Chanel Rossouw replied

This makes me so sad because I know how true it is. I have spoken with many people in the general public & this is their opinion too ("I thought people die from TB because they don't finish their treatment") - which is why we need to keep empowering and ... read more

Updated: 29 Mar, 2017
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Shabir Lakhi

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University Teaching Hospital

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Zambia

Roberto Quijano


Médico Residente del servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital II Chocope de la Libertad en Perú. De origen Chimbotano, he realizado mis estudios en colegios importantes como la Ex Prevocacional además del Colegio Inmaculadad de la Merced. Durante mis años de pregrado estudie en diversos lugares y viaje en búsqueda de mi yo personal el cual me llevo a los caminos de la medicina de la cual no me separo ni me separaré jamás. El rol que juego en mi mundo médico es de avanzada ir en búsqueda del origen para darle un final. La meta de todo médico es la prevención, alcanzando el punto que a una sola atención nunca más vuelvan a necesitar...

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chocope; Colegio Medico del Peru; El Seguro Social de Salud del Perú - EsSalud; Hospital; MINSA

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Peru

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KOJI ABE

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University of Washington

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Japan; United States