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WHO Corner

Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: March 18, 2019
Paper: Mental Health Disorders, Social Stressors, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Ruberculosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Results. The paper included a total of 40 studies that were conducted in 20 countries. The overall pooled prevalence rates of the most common mental health disorders were 25% for depression, 24% for anxiety, and 10% for psychosis.
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Guide: WHO Issues New Guidelines on TB Infection Prevention and Control

The target audience for these guidelines includes national and subnational policymakers; frontline health workers; health system managers for TB, HIV and highly prevalent non-communicable disease programmes; managers of IPC services in inpatient and outpatient facilities; managers of congregate settings and penitentiary facilities; occupational health officials; and other key TB stakeholders.
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Study: Silica Exposure in the Philippines

This report of DOLE mentions that more than 35,000 people develop silicosis every year within the Philippines.
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THE NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAM


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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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Events

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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
Philippines

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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