In this community, professionals share information regarding the clinical, programmatic and community-oriented aspects of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Members also use this forum to promote universal access to quality care for MDR-TB.

Community moderators

Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO
Dylan Tierney
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity

Current Expert Panels

Strengthening the Community Health Workforce: Capturing Lessons Learned

This Expert Panel will explore strategies for strengthening and scaling the community health workforce to generate value in health care delivery.

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017

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Recent community activity

The First National Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance - Promoting Best Antimicrobial Practices in Uganda


Closing remarks. Dr. Joseph L. Mpagi ,Chairperson organizing committee, Head department of Microbiliogy and Immuniology, Busitema University Faculty of HEALTH sciences. 1. Thanked the participants of the conference. 2. Thanked the sponsors of the conference. 3. Encouraged dissemination of recommendations and resolutions made in this conference. 4. Promised to continually ... read more

Updated: 22 Nov, 2016
Recommendations: 34
Replies: 29
Updated: 21 Nov, 2016
Recommendations: 21
Replies: 18

Culture positivity

Tafara Zanamwe replied

Dear Colleagues I think that the positivity rate depends upon epidemiology of TB in the catchment area of the lab, the strategy for identifying presumptive TB patients (e.g. intensified case finding in high HIV prevalence settings may tend to increase the number of presumptive patients for whom bacteriological confirmatory test ... read more

Updated: 21 Nov, 2016
Replies: 5

Broader but blurrier

by Dylan Tierney

Latent infection and active disease are fairly accepted concepts among TB clinicians. There is, however, an increasing understanding that the difference between these two states is less of a flipped switch between latent and active but rather a complex interaction between human and microbe that starts at the moment of ... read more

Updated: 18 Nov, 2016
Replies: 0

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Test Admin

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United States

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Tina Ja

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ACCESS Health International; HEALTH

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Roger Gil

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ONG El Buen Pastor

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