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Monday, February 24, 2020
Rapid Communication Document: http://bit.ly/36HvtNH
WHO's Global TB Programme, in collaboration with USAID, Global Fund and the Global Drug Facility have updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on WHO's Rapid Communication: Key changes to the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The document recommends an all-oral, bedaquiline-containing regimen for MDR-TB patients.
Supplemental Materials: http://bit.ly/2GKLxnv
The 7th edition of the "Orange Guide" has been extensively updated, and includes new information on the management of persons with tuberculous infection, bacteriological diagnosis of tuberculosis, co-management of individuals with tuberculosis and certain comorbidities, treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, active use of NTP data by service providers at all levels of the health services and the use of operational research to strengthen the quality of tuberculosis care.
The proportion of poor Filipinos whose per capita income is not sufficient to meet their basic food and non-food needs, was estimated at 16.6 percent. This translates to 17.6 million Filipinos who live below the poverty threshold estimated at PhP 10,727, on average, for a family of five per month in 2018.
The National TB Control Program, organized in 1978 and operating within a devolved health care delivery system, is one of the public health programs being managed and coordinated by the Infectious Diseases for Prevention and Control Division (IDPCD) of the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB) of the Department of Health (DOH).
Write-up: The 2017 Kochon Prize recognizes and pays tribute to the people and organizations who dare to push the scientific boundaries and reach for the targets set forth in the Global Plan to End TB and the End TB Strategy.
Although significant progress has been made to eliminate TB as a public health burden, TB remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality from an infectious disease.
The Philippines National Tuberculosis Program (NTP), with the support of TREAT TB, is conducting an assessment of the NTP's Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation system (SME system), particularly as it relates to Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant TB (PMDT).
The National TB Control Program conducted its first National Consultative Planning (NCP) last February 7-10, 2017 at Bali Village Hotel Resort and Kubo Spa, Tagaytay City.
Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) takes the lead in organizing the five batches of the PMDT Data Quality Check and Plan Enhancement Workshop which ran from January 16 to February 2, 2017.
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Project entitled: “Making the Global Fund Money Work” was launched in the Philippines last January 12-13, 2017 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Malate Manila.