multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017)

Venue
Seattle, USA

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation to clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses.

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Empowerment and sustainability: web-based technology for tuberculosis care

Developed by USAID’s Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, e-TB Manager enables providers to manage susceptible tuberculosis, MDR tuberculosis, tuberculosis-HIV, and paediatric tuberculosis cases from diagnosis to treatment outcome through WHO guidelines.

Author
Niranjan Konduri
Source
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

We Cannot Deny It Anymore. TB is the New Global Health Emergency - Dr. Lucica Ditiu's reaction to WHO's Global TB Report 2016

What is happening with TB?

How did we end up in this situation?  Many people think we defeated TB long ago, but this epidemic is much worse than we thought last year -- worse than we thought five years ago, than ten years ago.  We all are denying a reality which has been slowly unfolding in front of us – TB is the new global emergency and since it is airborne, a TB emergency in one country makes it an emergency for every country.

Let me present you with a few numbers:

Author
Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership
Source
Stop TB Partnership

WHO Strategies for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
Matteelli, Centis, D'Ambrosio, et.al.

Adequate management of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug- (MDR-) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR-)TB are within the priorities of the newly launched World Health Organization's End TB and Elimination Strategies.

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TB Refresher Course

The TB course is intended as a refresher course for physicians (both public and private) that may be involved in the management and care of patients with TB. The course is developed as a preparation course to the WMA MDR-TB course and together both courses offer a complete summary of the management of TB. The refresher course will provide basic clinical care information for TB including the latest diagnostics, treatment and information about multidrug-resistant TB.

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