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National Tuberculosis Programme Technical Working Group Meeting – July 13, 2010. Improving diagnosis. Tamavua-Twomey Lab to complete by end of July (22 nd ) Senior lab tech on attachment in Brisbane EQA – 3/4 , CWM lab will send slides to Tamavua-Twomey NTP sends slides to QMRL for EQA

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improving diagnosis
Improving diagnosis
  • Tamavua-Twomey Lab to complete by end of July (22nd )
  • Senior lab tech on attachment in Brisbane
  • EQA – 3/4 , CWM lab will send slides to Tamavua-Twomey
  • NTP sends slides to QMRL for EQA
  • Savusavu & Suva Hub labs planned for renovation
  • Lautoka & Labasa labs for refurbishment
  • Training on transporting sputum/slides from remote settings done June 16-17
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M&E
  • Supervisory visits by NTP office, DTBCOs – ongoing (no TB register at some SDH)

(TB services, Register, lab, anti-TB meds, support services)

  • Joint supervisory visit planned for Sept 2011
  • Take advantage of other Public health visits
  • Reporting & recording – final draft of forms by Friday 15 July
  • Reporting – Quarterly + annually
tb hiv
TB-HIV
  • All 3 DOTS centers conduct HIV testing for registered TB cases (after PICT)
  • TB & HIV programs continue to communicate on clinical and programmatic issues
  • TB-HIV training manual – end of July (Sam)
  • Planning workshop planned for August 2011
mdr tb
MDR-TB
  • DST schedule 20specimens/year (x5yrs)
  • Groups for DST
  • All retreatment cases
  • Contacts of retreatment cases
  • Cases who remain smear +ve after 2months
  • Cases co-infected with TB & HIV
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PPM
  • Private practitioners have been referring patients to DOTS centers
  • PPM dinner – 28th June
  • PPM MOU – for finalization before MOH-Private care facilities sign (MOH Legal officer + NTP – end of July 2011)
  • Referral forms distributed to GPs & Pharm
others
Others
  • TB Guideline 2011 – Jul 15
  • TB Strategic Plan 2011-2015 – Jul 15
  • TB forms (incl. TB Register) – July 15
  • PAL guidelines – end of July (Frank)
  • TB in Prisons – next training Lautoka (August)
  • TB in Children & X-ray in TB Diagnosis – Training May 2011 (next training Aug 2011)
  • Anti-TB medicines - FDCs ETA Aug 2011, ?stock out!