To improve and disseminate best practices for TB infection control, members draw on a diversity of backgrounds, including engineering, architecture, administration and medicine. Experts answer questions and practitioners share strategies for effective TB infection control.

Community moderators

Paul A. Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Edward Nardell, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health; Partners In Health - PIH
Grigory Volchenkov, MD
Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary

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Protocol for AFB smear staining

Murtada Osman replied

Dear Cedric Cheung Sputum concentration in this situation will not increase the positivity rate (Low postivity among TB suspects) my be due to low prevalence in the community.(For sputum you need 5000-10.000 Bacilli/ml for positive sample which can be detected by microscope). In my opinion to look for new rapid ... read more

Updated: 02 Nov, 2016
Replies: 6

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Implications for Care Delivery

by Thomas Bauer

Last week I posted a comment on the Opioid epidemic and its impact..... Join experts and the GHDonline communities beginning November 7 – 11, 2016 to discuss the implications of the opioid epidemic on care delivery. The panel will discuss the drastic surge in the use of highly addictive prescription ... read more

Updated: 31 Oct, 2016
Replies: 0

National strategies to reduce the burdens of TB in Egypt

CLAUDE RUTANGA replied

Greetings Ibrahim, Setting the objectives of a National TB strategic plan (NSP) is part of the overall and complex process of its development, which is well guided in the "Toolkit to develop a NSP for TB prevention, care and control" published by WHO in 2015 and accessible at www.who.int The ... read more

Updated: 30 Oct, 2016
Recommendation: 1
Replies: 5

Principles of Tuberculosis Care and Prevention

BAMAL'EMPYULO AUGUSTIN KARUMBA replied

Good news I am ready but the registration system does not permit access The organizing committee should make friendly user access for registrations and/or contact person to whom mails must go The system is requesting passwords and get rejected and stuff Please easy the system Thanking you read more

Updated: 28 Oct, 2016
Reply: 1

New community members

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Abdulwahab Binjomah

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Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia

Eleanor Ochodo

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Stellenbosch University

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South Africa

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Bedru Mohammed

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University of Hong Kong - HKU

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China