Here are some web links related to MDR TB. Please continue the discussion by sharing your websites of reference on MDR TB so we can start centralizing these resources.
Partners In Health Russian website: http://www.pih.ru
Lilly Partnership: http://www.lillymdr-tb.com
Lilly MDR TB Partners:
World Medical Association: http://www.wma.net
International Council of Nurses: http://www.icn.ch/tb/index.html
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent: http://www.ifrc.org/what/health/diseases/tb/index.asp
The IFRC conducts TB awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, and also community outreach and food support. Their Lilly-funded programs are carried out in Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Uzbekistan and S. Africa.
Stop TB Partnership: http://www.stoptb.org/
TB Alert: http://www.tbalert.org/
This is a UK-based charity focused on TB.
International Hospital Federation: http://www.ihf-fih.org/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=181
The IHF produced a manual on TB control for hospital managers that includes addenda on infection control and XDR TB (posted in community).
World Economic Forum: http://www.weforum.org/en/initiatives/globalhealth/index.html
The Global Health Initiative of the WEF is focused on mobilizing the private sector to address health challenges. They recently published a report titled “Tackling Tuberculosis: The Business Response” and a new toolkit titled “Protecting Your Workforce from Tuberculosis: A Toolkit for an Integrated Approach to TB and HIV for Businesses in South Africa” – both posted in community.
TB Survival Project: www.tbsurvivalproject.org
This patient advocacy group offers an e-newsletter and other info for TB patients. Their website includes a discussion board for TB patients and nurses that is moderated by the ICN.