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FAST National Guidelines - Vietnam

The FAST strategy is mainly implemented at specialized and general hospitals with TB units. With support from the USAID TB CARE II Project, the Vietnam NTP developed the “Guideline for FAST strategy implementation”. According to the Guideline, implementing facilities should immediately order GeneXpert MTB/RIF tests for eligible patients including: Pulmonary TB patients AFB(+), presumptive drug-resistant TB patients, presumptive TB among HIV positive people, children with presumptive TB or TB meningitis.

XDR-TB Treatment: Tumpa's Story

Location

Chittagong
Bangladesh
BD

Tumpa, a 14 year old high school student, was diagnosed with TB on March 27, 2011. Although she started taking TB medication the day after, she experienced treatment failure after three months of treatment and was diagnosed with Multi Drug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). With her new diagnosis, Tumpa started to take her medication for MDR-TB in August of that year. However, after completing 16 months of treatment, her sputum culture and follow up result remained positive. She was then diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) in November 2012.

News Source: 
A N M Al Imran, University Research Co., LLC
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TB in Mines

   In 2015, USAID TB CARE II project began an initiative to address TB in miners in the Southern African Region.  The overall objective is to improve detection and management of TB and other co-morbidities among the mine workers and their families.  This would also help to control the spread of TB and reduce new incidences of TB.

RFQ: TB CARE II Consultancy Services for Environmental Impact Assessment and Engineering Oversight to Site Development Work in Sylhet

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This Request for Quotation (RFQ) is issued by the TB CARE II Bangladesh project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC). Interested competent firms are requested to submit most competitive quote for the works detailed under Part B – Statement of Work. The quotes must be submitted in accordance with the instructions as provided below, including all required certifications.

Ethics of TB Prevention, Care and Control: An Assessment Tool for National Tuberculosis Programmes

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In 2010, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released Guidance on Ethics of Tuberculosis Prevention, Care and Control.  This guidance is meant to address all dilemmas related to the rights of TB patients, the community, TB programmes, and health care workers in the management of TB patients. 

The purpose of this tool is for programmes to assess themselves on topics covered in the WHO guidelines.  The tool will assist programmes in identifying potential strengths and gaps in the ethical treatment of TB patients.

Ethics of TB Prevention, Care and Control: An Assessment Tool for National Tuberculosis Programmes

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In 2010, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released Guidance on Ethics of Tuberculosis Prevention, Care and Control.  This guidance is meant to address all dilemmas related to the rights of TB patients, the community, TB programmes, and health care workers in the management of TB patients. 

The purpose of this tool is for programmes to assess themselves on topics covered in the WHO guidelines.  The tool will assist programmes in identifying potential strengths and gaps in the ethical treatment of TB patients.

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