Tuberculosis (TB) and DOTs

This list of resources about Tuberculosis (TB) and DOTs is a summary of the most up-to-date resources available from the Source databases. The resources listed here concentrate on Directly Observed Therapy - short course (DOTS) and will be of particular use to health workers and managers at district level.

Selected resources

Books, reports, etc

Tuberculosis : frequently asked questions

HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE - INDIA
2001

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This booklet written in Hindi provides information about TB, how TB is spread, diagnosed and treated. Questions related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI), BCG vaccination and TB in HIV positive persons are also discussed. It also covers the WHO approved methodology of TB control, DOTS and what role TB patients can play in control of the disease. The Health and Development Initiative-India feels that this booklet will be of use to TB treatment supervisors, community and public health nurses working in TB control, health educators and TB programme managers in developed countries with sizeable Indian populations such as USA, Canada and Europe

Email forums

CDC TB Update

CDC NATIONAL CENTER FOR HIV, STI, AND TB PREVENTION

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The CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This update may also include information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases, and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information

Q & A forum

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH

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This is an interactive, question-and-answer forum designed for physicians and other health care professionals caring for patients who can draw on the expertise of Tuberculosis specialists at the Johns Hopkins Center For Tuberculosis Research by simply posting their questions on this page. Lay readers are also welcome to use this Forum, but are advised that priority is given to health professionals and questions of general interest and relevance to TB care. The purpose is to help doctors, nurses and patients - they do not do research to help students, residents or fellows with their reports, or answer idly curious questions

Stop TB

STOP TB PARTNERSHIP

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The goal of this discussion group is to provide a forum for dialogue among clinical and public health physicians, nurses, researchers, policy makers, programme managers, and other interested persons both in the developing and industrialized world who are engaged in the fight against TB. It allows members to receive and share information about TB, discuss critical issues relating to TB control and to network with other forum members with similar interests in TB control. Forum members are also provided with other resources such as guest speaker editorials and articles from HDN Key Correspondents, who report regularly on TB issues from local and country perspectives

TB-Educate

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TB-Educate provides subscribers the opportunity to ask questions, share comments, and exchange information with other subscribers about tuberculosis education and training issues (TB-Educate is not meant to be a forum to answer medical/clinical questions). TB EDucate is open to anyone who has an interest in these topics. Subscribers have the option of receiving immediate delivery of each message, or once-daily delivery of a digest containing all messages posted in a 24-hour period. The Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) of the Centers sponsors the TB-EDucate listserv for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN)

Multimedia

Websites

EuroTB

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The programme of surveillance of tuberculosis in Europe (EuroTB) started in 1996 to promote the use of epidemiological surveillance in tuberculosis control in Europe, and to standardise tuberculosis control methods. The website is available in English and French. It also contains information about infection rates for different countries and EuroTB newsletters

Health and Development Initiative - India

HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

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This website looks at issues relating to health programmes in India, in particular the popularisation of the Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse (DOTS) strategy amongst health care providers and Indian public. The site contains a variety of online resources, including training courses for health workers, conference reports, World TB Day toolkits, surveys looking at the implementation of public health policies in India, an HIV/AIDS guide, and the newsletter "TB News from India"

Stop TB

STOP TB PARTNERSHIP

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Stop TB is a global movement to accelerate social and political action to stop the unnecessary spread of TB around the world. The website has details of events, campaigns and organisations, country profiles and reports. Also lists online resources including the Stop TB newsletter, and has updates on the work of the DOTS working group. The World Health Organization (WHO) plays a prominent role in Stop TB

TB Alert

2005

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TB Alert is a UK-based charity that aims to stop tuberculosis worldwide

TB education and training resources

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)

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This website includes a searchable database of over 1000 education and training resouces in TB that can be used by TB and other health care professionals, patients, and the general public. The database includes material from the DTBE, the National Model TB Centres and numerous other national and international organisations. The website can also be used to submit TB materials for inclusion in the database, find out how to order TB materials, locate funding opportunities, get information about TB organizations, find out about upcoming events, sign up for TB-related listservs and digests, and to locate TB-related web links. The site is maintained by the National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) who can be contacted for advice and information, and to order materials

Tuberculosis control - India

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Information about tuberculosis and its control in India, with lots of online training materials for health workers. Also includes key facts about DOTS, success stories and a directory of TB offices in India