XDR-TB Treatment: Tumpa's Story



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.

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A N M Al Imran, University Research Co., LLC
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RFQ: TB CARE II Consultancy Services for Environmental Impact Assessment and Engineering Oversight to Site Development Work in Sylhet


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.

TB CARE II Bangladesh Request for Quotes (RFQ): Site Preparation Work at Sylhet RTRL


Request for Quote (RFQ) for Site Preparation work to install BSL 3 containerized lab at Sylhet RTRL in Chest Disease Hospital (CDH), Balurchar, Sylhet as specified in the attached documents. This RFQ is issued by the University Research Co., LLC (URC) TB CARf, tr Pmject in Bangladesh in collaboration with the National TB Control Progam (NTP) funded by United States Agency for lnternational Development (USAID).

TB CARE II Bangladesh Celebrates Its Grantees in New Spotlight


As a component of the project, TB CARE II Bangladesh supports nongovernmental, community based organizations (NGOs) in urban and rural areas with TB case notification rates below the national average to increase detection and management of TB and MDR TB services
and to improve community knowledge and awareness of TB and MDR TB. The geographic coverage varied under different waves of grants as indicated in the table below.Since April 2012, TB CARE II has supported 11 grantees for periods of one-to-two years each.

TB CARE II Bangladesh - Request for Quotation (RFQ) - Laboratory Reagent & Chemical

University Research Co., LLC is the main implementor for the TB CARE II project in Bangladesh, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the TB CARE II project in Bangladesh is to support the Bangladesh National TB Control Program in the delivery of quality TB and MDR TB services. TB CARE II is planning to strengthen TB laboratories in Bangladesh by providing newer tools. TB CARE II, therefore, is seeking quotations from reputable laboratory reagent & chemicals suppliers. The supplier able to provide maximum coverage at the lowest rate will be preferred. All reagent & chemicals should have batch wise certificate of analysis report. USA product is preferable.
Interested vendors should click here or see the below attachment for the full RFQ.
Quotations must be submitted on or before the due date and time of 13th August 2014 at 5:00 pm to:
URC/Bangladesh office
Progress Tower, House No-01
Road No-23, Gulshan-01, Dhaka-1212

Bangladesh World TB Day 2014 Activities


TB CARE II is working throughout Bangladesh to raise awareness of TB among vulnerable groups, including children, urban and rural populations, and low-income populations.  World TB Day 2014 is a great opportunity to disseminate TB messages that specifically target these groups.  For example, to successfully reach children and their parents TB CARE II decided to go where children congregate in large numbers: the two biggest amusement parks in Dhaka, Shishu Park and Shishu Mela.  When families collect their entry tickets to the parks they will receive tickets that say “If you have any TB pati

TB CARE II Bangladesh - Amendment 1 & Response to Questions: RFP for Containerized TB LAB


University Research Co., LLC (URC) through the USAID funded TB CARE II Project in Bangladesh, and in collaboration with the National TB Control Program (NTP), is soliciting proposals to procure a containerized TB Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory for the Sylhet Regional TB Reference Laboratory (RTRL).  This RFP was originally posted on, and on the