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DO WE LEARN IF WE DON'T REFLECT?

ISOLATING MULTI DRUG RESISTANT AND EXTREME RESISTANT PATIENTS

As a third year physiotherapy undergraduate I was placed at a long term TB hospital in Cape Town (DP Marais). 1,969 more words

The multi-drug resistent TB clinic and the Bitterness

Went to the multidrug resistant (mdr) tb clinic today in Greytown, about an hour away. Dr.E drove and when I got in his car he asked if I had my N95 mask (for protection against tb) with me. 576 more words

Global Health

Mr Modi, I'm tempted to say,"We told you so."

India has had more than a few “I told you so!” moments at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health. For years now, the TB sector in India has been cautioning the government on the dangers of neglecting, or providing inadequate support, or even ignoring implementation gaps in TB control in India. 650 more words

TB And Media

About 0.5 million TB patients approaching RNTCP centres are not treated

In 2013, India had about 2.7 million people with TB, which is 23 per cent of the global burden of TB. India also accounted for 27 per cent (760,000) of the world’s “missing” patients — those may not have received effective TB care or may have received potentially suboptimal TB care in India’s private sector. 686 more words

Health

London advanced TB course and free evening symposium

The London Advanced TB Course is taking place Nov 10-11th.

It is organised by Public Health England with the Centre for Respiratory Infection (CRI), National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. 203 more words

News

India needs to work aggressively to combat MDR-TB

Tuberculosis has been and still is a menace worldwide. With nearly one-third of the population infected with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, TB is the second most reason of death from infectious disease after HIV with Asia and Africa contributing to the maximum number of fatalities. 734 more words

Did WHO’s TB care advice cause more MDR-TB cases?

Between 1993 and 2002, the World Health Organisation violated sound medical care by urging low- and middle-income countries to follow less expensive, largely untested and ineffective treatment protocols to treat people with multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB), says a… 681 more words

World Health Organisation