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The implementation of the US$ 56 billion Plan will result in:

  • Implementation of the Stop TB Strategy will expand equitable access for all to quality TB diagnosis and treatment.
  • Over the ten years of this Plan, about 50 million people will be treated for TB under the Stop TB Strategy, including about 800 000 patients with MDR-TB, and about 3 million patients who have both TB and HIV will be enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • Some 14 million lives will be saved from 2006 to 2015.
  • The first new TB drug for 40 years will be introduced in 2010, with a new short TB regimen (1-2 months) shortly after 2015.
  • By 2010, diagnostic tests at the point of care will allow rapid, sensitive and inexpensive detection of active TB. By 2012, a diagnostic toolbox will accurately identify people with latent TB infection and those at high risk of progression to disease.
  • By 2015 a new, safe, effective and affordable vaccine will be available with potential for a significant impact on TB control in later years.

ICN supports the Global Plan and encourages people to read the document. You can find the full text on http://www.who.int/tb/en/

You can find more information on the Global To Stop TB 2006-15 on  http://www.stoptb.org/globalplan/

The Stop TB Strategy and the WHO Report 2006 Global Tuberculosis Control: surveillance, planning, financing can be downloaded on http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2006/en/index.html

Monday, 06 December 2010 13:54

TB in the Workplace

 

  • ICN/IFRC/IHF/WMA Francophone Africa Inter-Professional TB Seminar  
    Health care worker safety in the context of drug-resistant TB in low and middle income countries
    28-29 September 2010
    Cotonou, Republic of Benin
    Report

  • ICN/IFRC/IHF/WMA Inter-professional TB Seminar
    Health care worker safety in the context of drug-resistant TB in low and middle income countries
    28-29 June 2009
    Durban, South Africa
    Report

  • ICN/IFRC/IHF/WMA Inter-professional TB Seminar
    Health care worker safety in the context of drug-resistant TB in low and middle income countries
    10-12 November 2009
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Report 

  • ICN/IHF/WMA/IFRC Inter-Professional Training Seminar
    Health Care Worker Safety in the Context of drug-resistant TB in low and middle income countries
    12 / 13 November 2007
    Cape Town, South Africa
    REPORT 

  • The World Economic Forum launched an awareness-building toolkit for tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant forms of the disease (MDR-TB). You can find the full text on http://www.weforum.org/pdf/GHI/TB.pdf
Monday, 06 December 2010 13:46

TB/MDR-TB Standards

Best Practice for the Care of Patients with Tuberculosis; A guide for Low Income Countries (UNION)

The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (TBCTA)

Developed by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ISTC describe a widely accepted level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing patients who have, or are suspected of having, tuberculosis. The Standards are intended to facilitate the effective engagement of all care providers in delivering high-quality care for patients of all ages.

Monday, 08 March 2010 16:49

GUIDELINES for Nurses

     The TB Guidelines is available in the six following languages :

  • ENG version 
    TB GUIDELINES for Nurses in the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition

  • FRA version
    DIRECTIVES RELATIVES À LA TUBERCULOSE à l’intention des infirmières chargées du traitement et du contrôle de la tuberculose et de la tuberculose multirésistante, seconde édition

  • SPA version
    DIRECTRICES SOBRE LA TUBERCULOSIS para las enfermeras de cuidadosy lucha contra la tuberculosisy la tuberculosis multirresistente, 2ª Edición

  • POR version
    LINHAS DE ORIENTAÇÃO para enfermeiros no cuidado e controlo da tuberculose e da tuberculose multirresistente, 2ª Edição

  • RUS version 
    Руководящие принципы TБ контроля Для медсестер в системе противотуберкулезного контроля и ухода за больными туберкулезом  и туберкулезом с множественной лекарственной устойчивостью, второе издание 

  • CHN version 
    結核準則護士在照顧和控制結核病和多藥耐藥性結核,第二版

     
      However, hard copies of the TB Guidelines currently exist only in english, french, spanish and portuguese.

Monday, 08 March 2010 13:35

2007 TB Award Recipients

Five Nurses Win the Newly Launched ICN/Lilly Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi–drug Resistant TB.

Monday, 08 March 2010 13:34

2008 TB Award Recipients

Eleven Nurses Win the 2nd ICN/Lilly  Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi–drug Resistant TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, conferred special awards to nurses working on the ground in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant TB. The 2008 award recipients come from six TB affected countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Swaziland.

Monday, 08 March 2010 13:29

2009 TB Award Recipients

Eleven Nurses win the 3rd ICN/Lilly Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, conferred special awards to the following nurses who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the fight against the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) in their countries.

Monday, 08 March 2010 13:11

Where are we working?

The TB project is involved in following countries :

  • China
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi 
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

     The program will roll-out to selected TB high burden countries over the next years.

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