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Mayo Clinic offers:
- Products that meet the broad and unique needs of health care providers and public health staff in its regional purview
Union Conference in Guadalajara
August 10, 2017
Measuring and Improving Quality of TB Care full day course offered at Union Conference by the McGill International TB Centre and Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis.
Pacific Islands TB Controllers Association (PITCA) Conference
July 25, 2017
PITCA registration is now open. Click on the photo below to register, book your hotel, and see other conference details.
WHO NewsFlash: Scaling up the use of digital technologies to support End TB Strategy implementation
May 30, 2017
The latest guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) on TB treatment, emphasize the importance of digital technologies in supporting the implementation of the End TB Strategy. The guidelines contain the first-ever WHO evidence-based recommendations on the use of phones, video or electronic medication monitors to help patients adhere to TB medication and deliver TB care.
Ending TB featured prominently at the 70th World Health Assembly
May 26, 2017
GENEVA - As the first week of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) comes to a close, efforts to end TB were placed in the spotlight alongside the exciting election of the new WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More Information:
WHO Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as its New Director General
May 24, 2017
Ethiopia’s former health minister has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization — the first African picked to lead the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr. Margaret Chan on July 1.
A Statement from The Union
May 24, 2017
The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to a five-year term as the new Director-General of the WHO. Dr Tedros is a physician and former Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The election took place at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
“Dr Tedros is a proven leader who spearheaded massive improvements in Ethiopia’s healthcare system. His work to develop a national cadre of community health workers was a pioneering solution for improving public health that many other countries have since followed,” said José Luis Castro, Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). “He has the credentials, the diplomatic skills, and the management experience to effectively lead the WHO during one of the most critical moments in its history.”
Read an opinion piece by the Union’s Executive Director, José Luis Castro, on the need for WHO reform
WHO Director-General charts progress made in the fight against TB in new report - “Ten years in public health 2007-2017”
May 4, 2017
WHO today released the chapter on the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in the Director-General’s new report “Ten years in public health 2007-2017”. The report chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that Dr. Margaret Chan served as Director-General at WHO.
The chapter highlights the successes and challenges in global efforts to combat TB since 2007, when the fight against TB faced two major crises: a continuing co-epidemic of TB/HIV ravaging Africa and the emergence of more deadly drug resistance strains called XDR-TB or extensively drug-resistant TB. It elaborates the critical role played by WHO and its partners through a culture of innovation, leading to breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and the roll-out of a new Strategy to end TB.
WHO Releases Updated Guidelines for the Treatment of Drug-susceptible TB and Patient Care
April 28, 2017
The guidelines feature recommendations on important developments in treatment and care which have occurred in the past seven years, since the publication of the previous guidelines.
Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis Reaches Consultation Milestone
April 12, 2017
Medical consultation for complex TB cases is a core service of the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis. On April 11, we reached a total of 1,500 medical consultations provided to health professionals within our region. These states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
CDC Launches eDOT Toolkit
April 7, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) is pleased to announce the release of "Implementing an Electronic Directly Observed Therapy (eDOT) Program: A Toolkit for Tuberculosis (TB) Programs".The purpose of the toolkit is to assist TB programs in developing and implementing an eDOT program. The toolkit provides a general overview of eDOT, steps for implementing a TB eDOT program, and sample forms that can be tailored to fit individual TB program needs.
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TB and Depression
April 7, 2017
To coincide with World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a Newsflash regarding TB and Depression.
BCG World Atlas Policies and Practices Updated
March 28, 2017
The BCG World Atlas, an interactive map that shows detailed information on current and past BCG policies and practices for over 180 countries, has been updated.
The 2nd Edition of the BCG World Atlas provides user friendly, open access, and easy to access data on the current TB vaccine and provides the clinician, researcher, and public health practitioner alike with resources and information necessary to interpret current and novel TB diagnostics and conduct fruitful research on novel vaccines.
TB Lectures in Botswana, March 13-17, 2017
Dr. Zelalem Temesgen from the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis gave a series of lectures about tuberculosis in Botswana on March 13-17, 2017. These presentations were:
TB Lectures, Botswana
Courses in the Pacific Islands
Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis and the other RTMCCs are sponsoring five trainings in the Pacific Islands in 2017. Locations include Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa.
Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis Knowledge Base
The Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis Knowledge Base is a web-based search tool containing expert clinical information on various topics related to tuberculosis. This resource is designed to help public health officials quickly find topic-specific information which has been vetted by Mayo Clinic tuberculosis consultants. In addition, users will find links to useful outside sources which provide additional information and related topics. More information.
Tuberculosis Management Resources for the Emergency Department
The Tuberculosis Management Resources for the Emergency Department resource provides access to a variety of tools that enable health professionals to quickly and easily find information about TB in an emergency department setting. It contains four major areas:
The Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
To coincide with World TB Day 2015, the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis launched a new journal dedicated to provide a forum for clinically relevant articles on all aspects of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections. More Information
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TB eReview: DRTB
A new app has just been published in the iTunes store. Free of charge, this app is designed to stimulate effective learning in the diagnosis and management of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Specific topics addressed include factors associated with drug resistance; clues in the medical history; diagnosis of drug-resistance both by conventional and molecular methods; selection of drugs for treatment of various degrees of drug resistant TB – mono, dual, multi-drug, and XDR; monitoring of patients on treatment for drug-resistant TB; and recognition of drug adverse events as well as drug interactions.
The interactive TB eReview DRTB app has 2 components or modes:
To access information about this app and to download, click the link below.
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