Items tagged with TB care

Taming one of world’s oldest diseases in fast-growing Papua New Guinea (post with simple image)

KEREMA, Papua New Guinea — Six-year-old Elisa Iboro did everything she could to avoid swallowing the 14 pills held out on a hand in front of her. She squirmed in her mother’s arms. She cried. She looked sideways and simply ignored the life-saving drugs.

Treatment of drug-resistant TB with new and repurposed medications: A supplemental field guide for nurses (post with simple image)

The guide focuses on issues of importance to nurses and the types of care they provide to individuals with drug-resistant TB.

Peru: She's got one of the toughest diseases to cure. And she's hopeful (post with simple image)

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is not only airborne and lethal; it's one of the most difficult diseases in the world to cure.

Mobile health care for Ukraine (post with simple image)

Since February this year, doctors and nurses trained by WHO to use a web-based patient health information and guidance tool on a handheld tablet have been providing primary health care services to people in eastern Ukraine. Through the tablet, medical professionals have access to urgent care protocols and procedures based on WHO norms and standards, tailored to the Ukrainian context. The tool was developed to provide people-centred, real-time, comprehensive information and guidance. It can also give early warnings through syndromic and disease surveillance mechanisms.

Achieving systemic and scalable private sector engagement in tuberculosis care and prevention in Asia (post with simple image)

TB is one of the first health arenas in which the issue of private-provider involvement in long-term care is being tackled seriously in low-income countries. The article outlines the current and newer approaches being taken — and the opportunities for more systemic and scalable efforts to engaging private-sector providers in TB control and beyond.

India: Tackling TB: It leaves a person with depression, no energy, recalls survivor (post with simple image)

Life came to a standstill when Marzia Dalal, a city-based corporate legal consultant and mother of two children, was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) in her late 30s. She needed a stronger regimen to tackle the multi-drug resistant (MDR) strain as her initial treatment had failed.

The need to accelerate access to new drugs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (post with simple image)

There needs to be a major scale-up of treatment for MDR tuberculosis that matches the scale-ups that have already been achieved in treatments for HIV and drug-susceptible tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis in adults and children (post with simple image)

A monograph written for healthcare workers in any setting who are faced with the complex care for patients with tuberculosis.

TB man's shirt too nice for a grant (post with simple image)

Bongani Ngcobo looks up at the shacks perched unsteadily on the towering green hills around him. He steps off the tar road on to the sandy path – the starting point of his homebound hike. His shack is about 50m away but the uphill walk makes it seem like kilometres.

USAID supports cross-border TB prevention and control among migrants in Central Asia (post with simple image)

05 October 2015 - On September 29 and 30, the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection convened a regional workshop on strengthening cross-border tuberculosis (TB) control, prevention and care among migrant workers from Central Asia and their families. The workshop funded by the USAID TB Control Program, gathered representatives from health and migration departments of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation to discuss improving access to TB care for migrants in the region.

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