Viernes, 08 Abril 2016 12:54

Svetlana Tcybulina

Chief Nurse of the Children’s Psychoneurology Rehabilitation Center (Russian Federation)

Svetlana has worked in the TB sector for 13 years. She formerly worked as a chief nurse of a children’s TB sanatorium and as a head nurse of the T’umen regional TB dispensary.

Viernes, 08 Abril 2016 12:46

Elena Tarasova

Chief Nurse, T’umen Regional TB Dispensary

(Russian Federation)

Elena started her nursing career in TB 15 years ago. Today she serves as a Chief Nurse, but more importantly as a strong leader of the TB nursing network in Russia.

Viernes, 08 Abril 2016 12:35

Innovative training for nurses on front-line of TB care

When the media reports on the fight against tuberculosis, it’s usually the scientific innovations that get coverage — the hunt for more effective vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tools.  
But an issue that deserves attention is the creative approaches to TB care adopted by those shouldering most of the burden: nurses. In countries where health systems are poorly funded and understaffed — 95 per cent of TB deaths are in low- and middle-income countries — nurses play a vital role, often acting as the primary care givers for patients who might rarely, if ever, see a doctor.
In this interview for World TB Day, we speak to Gini Williams, a TB nurse consultant and pioneer of nurse training programmes. “It’s no good having new diagnostics and treatments if you don’t have access to them and [don’t] have people who know how to use them,” Williams says. ”Services and systems around supporting patients are very important.”   - See more and listen tothe interview here:
Miércoles, 23 Marzo 2016 13:01

'Leading Lights' : Selection for March 2016

As we celebrate World TB Day, the ICN TB/MDR-TB Project would like to highlight our ‘Leading Lights’ initiative, which aims to showcase the work of exceptional nurses trained by the ICN TB/MDR-TB project who have made an outstanding contribution to TB prevention, care and management in their local facility and/or community. We are delighted to announce that we have selected five nurses as Leading Lights for this quarter, namely :

  • Elena Tarasova  (from Russia)
  • Svetlana Tcybulina  (from Russia)
  • Zhao Jun  (from China)
  • Nie Feifei  (from China)
  • Yodit Solomon  (from Ethiopia)

Please click here to find the information about these wonderful nurses and their contribution to the fight against TB.

Lunes, 21 Diciembre 2015 19:23

Khetsiwe Dlamini

Nurse – TB Focal Person, Swaziland Wellness Center (Swaziland)

Khetsiwe Dlamini is a professional nurse working at the Swaziland Wellness Center as a TB/MDR-TB focal person. The Wellness Center is a facility taking care of health care workers in Manzini. Khetsiwe was trained through the ICN TB Project in 2012 and has been working with TB patients in both the Wellness Center Clinic and outreach settings. The Wellness Center had a challenge in patient education and staff capacitation due to limited number of nurses trained in TB issues.


Lunes, 21 Diciembre 2015 19:22

Anita Rani Kansal

Nursing Superintendent, National Institute of Tuberculosis Respiratory Diseases (NITRD) (India)

Anita has been very active and has trained more than 180 staff nurses working in her hospital on all aspects of TB care and airborne infection control measures since 2013. She was very active in improving infection control measures in her hospital, such as improving ventilation in the patient wards, rearranging patient wards to improve safety and ventilation, as well as providing health education materials on proper cough etiquette. She also introduced the use of masks for inpatients to help decrease the risk of nosocomial infections.

Lunes, 21 Diciembre 2015 19:22

Du Guichun

Co-chief superintendent nurse, Shenyang Chest Hospital (People’s Republic of China)

Since attending the ICN training in July 2014, Du Guichun trained all of the nurses in her hospital on what she had learned and coached 35 head nurses. Through this training nurses and other health workers’ attitude towards patients has improved and stigma towards patients has decreased. In addition, she created a patient handbook for MDR-TB treatment and management. The handbook contains patient education on MDR-TB treatment, record of treatment, notes pages for the provider and patient to keep notes and other information.

Miércoles, 28 Octubre 2015 16:42

Article about Zamani Dlamini, from South Africa, awarded as Leading Light in June 2015

Zamani Dlamini, nurse from South Africa, is recognised for the wonderful work he does in a very rural and underserved area.

From taxi driver to TB-care champion, Zamani brings hope to the sick in rural KwaZulu-Natal. He wishes to share his passion for TB care and management with other nurses.

To read the article published and learn more click here

Viernes, 09 Octubre 2015 16:55

Partners in Development Award

We are pleased to inform you that our sponsor, Eli Lilly and Company, is the recipient of the 2015 ICN Partners in Development Award.

Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven pharmaceutical corporation, has worked with ICN since 2003 to strengthen the global nursing capacity in the prevention, detection, care and treatment of TB and M/XDR-TB in countries with high burdens.

The ICN-Lilly TB/MDR-TB project has reached more than 90,000 nurses and allied health workers in China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. In the most recent phase, activity has focused on four core countries – China, India, Russia and South Africa.

to learn more click here 

Viernes, 09 Octubre 2015 10:36

Nyembezi Chinkhombe

Nurse midwife technician of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre (Malawi)

Nyembezi is a nurse midwife technician working in the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi – the largest referral hospital in Malawi. She advocates for the care of MDR-TB patients in her hospital and is working closely with the hospital management, district health office and other stakeholders to improve the current inpatient facilities for MDR-TB patients and arrange care for these patients closer to their homes. Nyembezi has shown that she can handle and execute her duties as a unit in charge nurse and ensures that care for patients with TB is of a high standard.

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