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Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: Mar 27, 2020

New WHO Recommendations to Prevent Tuberculosis

Guidelines: https://bit.ly/2JkGknH

Operational Handbook: https://bit.ly/3anCTsg

New WHO guidance will help accelerate efforts to stop people with TB infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment.

A third of Filipinos is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria. These people are neither sick nor contagious. However, they are at greater risk of developing TB disease, especially those with weakened immunity. Offering them TB preventive treatment will not only protect them from becoming sick but also cut down on the risk of transmission in the community. TB preventive treatment in the Philippines has so far been very low.

More Resources:

  1. Prevent TB Digital Platform (WHO Philippines and DOH are building on this platform to create a full cascade of care app to be released in 2020.)
  2. Visual Q&A
  3. Factsheet on TB Preventive Treatment
  4. Q&A on TB Preventive Treatment
  5. How to Protect Ourselves from TB



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Posted: Mar 24, 2020

Join the WHO Live Global Talk Show at 9pm

Please join us on 24 March at 9:00pm PHT/1:00pm GMT for a special online talk show to mark World TB Day. Come engage with TB survivors and advocates, civil society, high level government representatives, heads of agencies, researchers and partners.
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Stop TB Partnership Launches Special TB and COVID-19 Campaign

Lucica Ditiu of the Stop TB Partnership and Tereza Kasaeva of WHO along with many others will participate in a virtual town hall, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the work we do on TB. Asia session starts at 4:00pm PHT/8:00am GMT hosted on zoom,
  https://zoom.us/j/494523297.

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Cepheid Receives Emergency Use Authorization from US FDA for Fapid SARS-CoV-2 Test on GeneXpert Platform

The test has been designed to operate on any of Cepheid's automated GeneXpert Systems worldwide, with a detection time of approximately 45 minutes.
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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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