In July 2014, CDC’s Find TB Resources named Adherence to MDR-TB Treatment: The 5 A’s of Patient Support, an online course developed by the DR-TB Training Network, as its Highlight of the Month (http://findtbresources.cdc.gov/newsletter/newsletter14July.html). This online course discusses key principles and steps to facilitate treatment adherence for patients with MDR-TB. The five A’s presented in the course are: assess, advise, agree, arrange, and assist.
The DR-TB Training Network provides TB practitioners and program managers with a variety of tools and opportunities to learn from experts, share information and best practices, and train other healthcare professionals. Participants engaging in our online and live interactions include doctors, nurses, clinical officers, trainers, health program managers, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and TB advocates.