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WHO Corner

Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: July 01, 2019
Paper: Why Every Word Counts: Towards Patient - and People-Centred Tuberculosis Care

Here is a paper that I co-authored on people-centred tuberculosis care. In this paper, we emphasise on how the language we use to refer to people with TB often place limits on the care that we provide to them.
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The WHO Launches "Multisectoral Accountability Framework" (MAF-TB)

Here is a fact sheet on the Multisectoral Accountability Framework on TB that can help support the process of defining who is accountable, what they are accountable for, and how they will be held accountable, at country and local levels, as well as at regional and global levels. MAF has four components: Commitments -> Actions -> Monitoring and Reporting -> Review.
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Stop TB Partnership Supports the Launching of the Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by Tuberculosis

This declaration mentions 22 rights of people affected by tuberculosis, which includes the rights to life, dignity, health, freedom from degrading treatment, equality, liberty, freedom of movement, privacy, confidentiality, information, informed consent, education, work, food, housing, water and sanitation, social security, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, participation, justice and science.
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The WHO Launches Simple Training Modules on "Capacity-Building of Affected Communities for Accelerated Response to Drug-resistant Tuberculosis"

This document has the following modules:

  • Module 1: TB/DR-TB Treatment Literacy
  • Module 2: Advocacy
  • Module 3: Barefoot Counselling
  • Module 4: Community Feedback Systems
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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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