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WHO Corner

Source: End TB News by Rajendra Yadav, MD
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Posted: August 15, 2019

US FDA Approves New Treatment for Highly Drug-Resistant Forms of Tuberculosis

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pretomanid. They approved this new drug as part of a three-drug, six-month, all-oral regimen for the treatment of people with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) or multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) who are treatment-intolerant or non-responsive.
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Perceptions of the Private Sector for Creating Effective Public–Private Partnerships against Tuberculosis in Metro Manila, Philippines

James Sherpa (our ex-WHO intern) has published this research article recently. Abstract: Private providers in Metro Manila perceived their clientele as loyal and their services as distinct from public services, with unique attractions of convenience and quality of service.
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Paper: National Tuberculosis Patients Cost Survey: Research Findings Lead to Change in Policy and Practice, VietNam

Abstract: In 2016, the Viet Nam National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) conducted the first national TB patients cost survey. This survey aimed to identify the main cost drivers to help guide cost mitigation policies and reduce financial barriers to the treatment of TB patients.
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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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