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Report from the Stop TB Working Groups 2009. Dr J. M. Chakaya. Stop TB Symposium "Addressing poverty through quality TB control and research" 3 December 2009, Cancun, Mexico . Outline presentation. Key messages Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015: progress report 2006-2008
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Stop TB Working Groups 2009
Dr J. M. Chakaya
Stop TB Symposium
"Addressing poverty through quality TB control and research"
3 December 2009, Cancun, Mexico
Less than 3% of estimated 500,000 cases of MDR-TB that occurred in 2008 are diagnosed and treated in GLC approved projects or programmes.
Nonetheless, the number of HIV positive patients started on CPT and ART is about one-third of the milestones set in the Global Plan, and provision of IPT for HIV-positive people without TB remains extremely limited.
GLOBAL PARTNERS' FORUM
Global Drug Facility
WHO Strategic and Technical
W O R K I N G G R O U P S
Innovative approaches and new tools
Overall focus: Achieving higher and earlier case detection and maintain high cure.
Debate on ‘Free Diagnosis’ in Partner's Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Systematic review on interventions addressing socio-economic conditions
which can potentially be replicated in TB control
Patient cost measurement tool piloted
Mechanisms to increase equity in access to TB diagnosis in China piloted (to eliminate
patient up-front payment)
Measurement of equity impact through NDWG Blueprint and TREAT TB
Global Indigenous STOP TB Strategy presented at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Programme managers in 24 Chinese provinces trained on equity and gender
Health systems trials in Malawi and Sudan to increase access to TB and HIV services
through close-to-community providers
7. TB & Poverty subgroup: achievements 2009
- have capacity to monitor extent to which TB control reaches the poor & vulnerable
- have key strategies for improving access to TB control for the poor & vulnerable
Selected directions for 2010-2011
- Promotion of concepts & practical implementation of free diagnosis
- Papers on equity and PPM
- Recruitment of indigenous TB focal person
- Assessment of equity in access to MDR services
7. TB & Poverty subgroup:
LED microscopy; Same-day diagnosis "Front loading"; Selected non-commercial culture and drug susceptibility testing methods
Accelerated uptake of new MDR-TB diagnostics in 27 Countries 2009 - 2013 with state-of the-art commodities (instruments, tests, reagents) funded by UNITAID (USD 87 million over five years)
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Logistics/Supply Management Tool
- External Quality Assurance package (EQA)
- Management Information System (MIS)
- Culture & DST Package
Highlights of activities in 2009:
Areas of focus 2010-2011: