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WHO Corner

Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: Feb 03, 2020

WHO Releases Frequently Asked Questions Document on Recent Key Changes to Treatment for DR-TB

FAQs: http://bit.ly/2tj1DSf

Rapid Communication Document: http://bit.ly/36HvtNH

WHO's Global TB Programme, in collaboration with USAID, Global Fund and the Global Drug Facility have updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on WHO's Rapid Communication: Key changes to the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The document recommends an all-oral, bedaquiline-containing regimen for MDR-TB patients.



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The Union Updates Management of Tuberculosis: A Guide to Essential Practice

Document: http://bit.ly/2uPBYAU

Supplemental Materials: http://bit.ly/2GKLxnv

The 7th edition of the "Orange Guide" has been extensively updated, and includes new information on the management of persons with tuberculous infection, bacteriological diagnosis of tuberculosis, co-management of individuals with tuberculosis and certain comorbidities, treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, active use of NTP data by service providers at all levels of the health services and the use of operational research to strengthen the quality of tuberculosis care.



Philippine Statistics Authority Estimates the Proportion of Poor Filipinos at 16.6 Percent

The proportion of poor Filipinos whose per capita income is not sufficient to meet their basic food and non-food needs, was estimated at 16.6 percent. This translates to 17.6 million Filipinos who live below the poverty threshold estimated at PhP 10,727, on average, for a family of five per month in 2018.
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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
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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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