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WHO Corner

Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: May 31, 2019
Stop TB Partnership publishes 10 Field Guides on "Finding the People with TB Who Are Missed"

Globally, TB programmes are missing people who: (1) Do not access care, either due to vulnerability, stigma, poverty, remote location, or ongoing conflict; (2) Access care, but are not diagnosed with TB due to deficient screening, diagnostic and referral systems, long waiting times, and overburdened health systems; and (3) Are diagnosed, but may not be started on proper treatment and notified. These 10 Field Guides are organized around these three broad gaps in TB case finding.
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Here are the titles of the 10 Field Guides:

Field Guide I: Introduction: Planning and managing interventions to reach more people with TB

Field Guide 1: TB case finding with key populations

Field Guide 2: Strategies for TB case finding in prisons and closed settings

Field Guide 3: Finding missing people with TB in communities

Field Guide 4: Intensified case finding at facility level

Field Guide 5: Scaling up interventions to find children with TB

Field Guide 6: Using contact investigation to find the missing people with TB

Field Guide 7: The role of laboratory systems in TB case detection

Field Guide 8: The role of chest X-ray screening in TB case detection

Field Guide 9: Finding missing people with TB by engaging the private sector

Field guide 10: Strengthening TB information systems and linkages to care

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The National TB Control Program, organized in 1978 and operating within a devolved health care delivery system, is one of the public health programs being managed and coordinated by the Infectious Diseases for Prevention and Control Division (IDPCD) of the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB) of the Department of Health (DOH).
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Reminders and Announcements

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Stop TB Partnerships 2017 Kochon Prize Nominations for TB Researchers and Developers
Posted: November 29, 2017

Write-up: The 2017 Kochon Prize recognizes and pays tribute to the people and organizations who dare to push the scientific boundaries and reach for the targets set forth in the Global Plan to End TB and the End TB Strategy.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Request for Proposal to Study the Quality of Tuberculosis Care in the Philippines
Posted: November 21, 2017

Although significant progress has been made to eliminate TB as a public health burden, TB remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality from an infectious disease.
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ONLINE SURVEY for PMDT Healthstaff
Posted: September 2, 2017

The Philippines National Tuberculosis Program (NTP), with the support of TREAT TB, is conducting an assessment of the NTP's Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation system (SME system), particularly as it relates to Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant TB (PMDT).
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NTP Holds its 1st National Consultative Planning for 2017
February 7-10, 2017
Tagaytay City, Cavite

The National TB Control Program conducted its first National Consultative Planning (NCP) last February 7-10, 2017 at Bali Village Hotel Resort and Kubo Spa, Tagaytay City.
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PBSP Hosts the PMDT Data Quality Check and Plan Enhancement Workshop
January 16-February 2, 2017

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) takes the lead in organizing the five batches of the PMDT Data Quality Check and Plan Enhancement Workshop which ran from January 16 to February 2, 2017.
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KNCV-HIVOS Project Kick-off
January 12-13, 2017
Malate, Manila

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Project entitled: “Making the Global Fund Money Work” was launched in the Philippines last January 12-13, 2017 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Malate Manila.
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