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WHO Corner

Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: October 21, 2019

Paper: Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Chest Radiographs for Tuberculosis Detection

Deep learning (DL) neural networks are being used to interpret chest radiography (CXR) to screen and triage people for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). This research evaluated three DL systems (CAD4TB, Lunit INSIGHT, and qXR) for detecting TB-associated abnormalities in chest radiographs from outpatients in Nepal and Cameroon.
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Editorial: TB Consilia and Quality of Tuberculosis Management

Although the implementation of national TB consilia is highly recommended (to guide the management of all or the majority of 'complex' cases), the existing supranational TB consilia (e.g., the Global TB Consilium; are also useful for a second opinion on challenging cases and as a resource to manage specific cases for which extensive or specific expertise is not available at the national level.
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WHO Releases Global TB Report 2019

Here are the full report and other related materials:

Here are some infographics related to the Philippines:

Here is a comparative table of the World and the Philippines:

Philippine Statistics Authority Releases 2018 Philippine National Health Accounts

In 2018, household-out-of-pocket payment (OOP) was 53.9% of the Current Health Expenditures (CHE) in 2018. Health spending financed through government schemes and compulsory contributory health care financing schemes was 34.0% of the CHE. Voluntary health care payment schemes contributed 12.2%. More than half of OOP (50.1%) were spent on pharmacies.
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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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