September 2012

Article TB CARE II Bangladesh Project Launches GeneXpert and Community-based Management of MDR-TB

TB CARE II Bangladesh hosted a successful launch event in Dhaka on September 11, 2012 for the introduction of GeneXpert technology for rapid diagnosis of multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and community-based management of MDR-TB (cPMDT). 

The chief guest of the event was Professor Dr. A.F.M. Ruhal Haque, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh.  Other senior government officials, donor representatives and implementing partner organizations, as well as TB CARE II project leadership, were also in attendance.  The event culminated with Mr. Richard Greene, Mission Director for USAID/Bangladesh, formally handing over a GeneXpert machine to the Minister of Health to mark the occasion.

09 Jan 2013 14:17