MDR TB Links: Please complete!

By Sophie Beauvais | 04 Jun, 2008

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:

Lilly Partnership:

Lilly MDR TB Partners:

World Medical Association:

International Council of Nurses:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent:
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:

TB Alert:
This is a UK-based charity focused on TB.


International Hospital Federation:

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:
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:
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.



Cat Oettinger Replied at 11:20 AM, 19 Jun 2008

The World Health Organization website:

Julie Rosenberg Replied at 3:39 PM, 13 Nov 2008

WHO Surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis:

Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in the world.Report no. 3 -- provides results of the survey conducted in 77 different countries/geographical settings, between 1999 and 2002 by WHO and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Global Project. The aim of the Project is to collect standardized, reliable and comparable worldwide information on drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Interim recommendations for the surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis 2007 -- The latest recommendations build on those developed in 2003 and provide additional specific information related to groups at high risk of TB infection, incorporation of second-line drug susceptibility testing, and HIV coinfection.

Michelle Wu Replied at 4:04 AM, 14 Nov 2008

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease:

EuroTB: Surveillance of tuberculosis in Europe