Category Archives: Tuberculosis

Special issue: Evidence to improve global tuberculosis control strategies: lessons from Southeast Asia

Health, Policy and Planning, Vol 32, Issue suppl_2, October 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_2 The series provides some key lessons that have broader relevance in the region and globally. It shows the importance of linking health systems … Continue reading

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Compendium of WHO guidelines and associated standards: ensuring optimum delivery of the cascade of care for patients with tuberculosis

by Christopher Gilpin, Alexei Korobitsyn, Karin Weyer et al. World Health Organization, 2017 48 pp. 4.7 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259180/1/9789241512572-eng.pdf After decades of stagnation, finally new diagnostics, drugs and regimens have become available through intensified research efforts and increased field experiences. This … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Canada’s tuberculosis surveillance strategy in identifying immigrants at risk of developing and transmitting tuberculosis: a population-based retrospective cohort study

by Leyla Asadi, Courtney Heffernan, Dick Menzies et al. The Lancet Public Health, Vol. 2, No. 10, e450–e457, October 2017 8 pp. 295 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanpub/PIIS2468-2667(17)30161-5.pdf In Canada, tuberculosis disproportionately affects the foreign-born population. The national tuberculosis medical surveillance programme aims … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Off-Label Use of Bedaquiline in Children and Adolescents with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

by Jay Achar, Cathy Hewison, Ana P. Cavalheiro et al. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 23, No. 10, October 2017 3 pp. 346 kB https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/10/pdfs/17-0303.pdf The authors describe 27 children and adolescents <18 years of age who received bedaquiline during treatment … Continue reading

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The global burden of tuberculosis mortality in children: a mathematical modelling study

by Peter J Dodd, Courtney M Yuen, Charalambos Sismanidis et al. The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 5, No. 9, e898–e906, September 2017 9 pp. 749 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(17)30289-9.pdf Tuberculosis in children is increasingly recognised as an important component of the global … Continue reading

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The Global Fund Results Fact Sheet

Geneva, Switzerland, July 2017 6 pp. 565 kB https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/6592/results_2017-07-20_factsheet_en.pdf Ahead of next week’s International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has released its year-end 2016 results, showing accelerated … Continue reading

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Out Of Step 2017

A survey of prevention, testing and treatment policies and practices TB Policies in 29 Countries Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Stop TB Partnership, July 2017 101 pp. 3.6 MB http://www.msf.org/sites/msf.org/files/out_of_step_report_3rd_ed_july_2017.pdf Although it can be prevented and successfully treated, tuberculosis (TB) … Continue reading

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Using mHealth to enhance TB referrals in a tribal district of India

by S.Chadha, A.Trivedi, S.B.Nagaraja et al. Public Health Action, Vol. 7, Nr. 2, 21 June 2017, pp. 123-126 4 pp. 219 kB http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iuatld/pha/2017/00000007/00000002/art00011 A mobile health (mHealth) technology based application was developed to help rural health care providers (RHCPs) identify … Continue reading

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Migrant tuberculosis patient needs and health system response along the Thailand–Myanmar border

by Naomi Tschirhart, Francois Nosten, Angel M Foster Health Policy and Planning, 2017, 1–8, Published: 02 July 2017 8 pp. 135 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx074/18087528/czx074.pdf This article aims to identify how the health system in Tak province, Thailand has responded to … Continue reading

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