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Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Reply to The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era - @ Harvard Medical School

Dr Shanta Ghatak - March 14, 2017
High Quality healthsystems in SDG era is definitely relevant and interesting . Right now I am training doctors and nurses in Family planning including LA infiltrations for conducting permanent FP ...
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Where is lung resection surgery for DR-TB being performed?

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Nov. 11, 2016
What about TB IC Sent from Shanta's iPad Dr Shanta Ghatak
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Framework of indicators and targets for laboratory strengthening under the End TB Strategy

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Oct. 31, 2016
That was such a good read David. Long pending Sent from Shanta's iPad Dr Shanta Ghatak
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to TB diagnosis in India: how a diagnosis is delayed

Dr Shanta Ghatak - July 20, 2016
Nice and kind of you to share . Dr Shanta Ghatak
[ARCHIVED] Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Reply to NCD Short Course at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, August 22-26

Dr Shanta Ghatak - April 27, 2016
Can we do it online or something ? What are the modalities of the course ? Can we opt for a free session ? With scholarship ? Please guide if possible ? Thanks Dr Shanta Ghatak Dr Shanta Ghatak
TB Infection Control

Reply to TB IC for extra-pulmonary TB diagnostic procedures

Dr Shanta Ghatak - April 5, 2016
Not needed Dr Shanta Ghatak
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to GeneXpert is now available free of cost for pediatric TB patients in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata

Dr Shanta Ghatak - March 6, 2016
Great Achievement Great Team at work Great Challenge still somewhat remains : focus on monitoring and supervision , follow up and action taken reports. Dr Shanta Ghatak
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Reply to Nursing and the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 28, 2016
Hi Elizabeth I am so sorry I had limited access to the internet while I was working as a FMT doctor and clinical trainer and mobile outreach co ordinator in West Africa last year .....I think I have...
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Are mosquitoes necessary?

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 19, 2016
It may be a little out of the way discussion friends but today as we face the onslaught of babies with microcephaly ....will it not be too harsh if we consider - There is no need to eradicate the ve...
[ARCHIVED] Non-Communicable Diseases

Reply to Treating Patients with Hematologic Malignancies in India

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
Hi Arijit Poor diagnostics and clinical support are common. For malignancy patients ....and others as well . In the past few years I could generate some super support for patients from the BANKING...
HIV Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Doctors and Nurses to train primary health provider in Jamaica

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
Hi I am interested Need to know if there s already a training module or something which needs to be read and understood ? Or it is a presentation that I will need to prepare myself and carry ? W...
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to An ethical issue around access to new medicine/bedaquiline

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
Hi Any light on PAMT ? for diagnosing endometrial TB ? Dr Shanta Ghatak
TB Infection Control

Reply to Novaerus Airborne infection control- Does it work against TB

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
Thank you GHD for this informative discussion thread. Nice to know about the technologies, newer dimensions and efficacy . The hospitals have mostly non medical persons as admin and fin/CEOs......
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Fake antimalarial drugs

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
So very sorry to know about this fake drugs ......West Africa ....falciparum infections are so high and may be that's the reason the injectables did not work always . What a waste of lives ....inno...
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Are mosquitoes necessary?

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
Working during the rains in Sub Saharan Africa .......I am assured : Vector control for mosquitoes CANNOT be done without raising funding proposals significantly. Elimination cannot be there in the ...
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Are mosquitoes necessary?

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Feb. 16, 2016
Vector control - can it be implemented ? Dr Shanta Ghatak
[ARCHIVED] Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Nov. 20, 2015
In the Western African context in recent months - my experience has been in cross border control of EVD suspects and was amazed at the numbers that crossed the check points each day .....and yes polit...
[ARCHIVED] Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Reply to Job Opening: Aspen Institute Management Partner

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Sept. 5, 2015
Hi I am doing this work in Liberia right now as laid out in the job description . How do I get to apply? It will be great opportunity and a win win situation. Been advising patients children mother...
TB Infection Control

Reply to Sputum collection from children

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Aug. 25, 2015
Sputum induction needs stringent infection control measures to be in place. The risk of infection is quite high if proper TB IC is not put into practice Dr Shanta Ghatak
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Advocacy/raising awareness

Dr Shanta Ghatak - Aug. 20, 2015
Hi Dylan There are a few very good movies in India ....where the leads are shown to be suffering with pulmonary tuberculosis or even dying ( Devdas ) . There is one where the director Ritwik Ghat...