“For a number of years, Malawi has been implementing the Directly Observed Treatment Short (Dots) course, endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is the recommended strategy for TB control.
But Malawi needs to further expand TB interventions as the disease is still a major health concern for the nation and other developing countries because of its apparent link to HIV/Aids, says WHO Global TB Programme director Mario Raviglione.”
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 :
Please click here to find the information about these wonderful nurses and their contribution to the fight against TB.
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.
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.
The HIV Nursing Matters journal, a publication of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is available online.
This issue contains an article written by Carrie Tudor, TB Project Director, entitled “Training for the FIGHT AGAINST TB” on page 10 and 11.
Kedibone Mdolo, Projects Coordinator working at DENOSA (Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa) gave a talk at Vanderbilt University in the United States in March 2015.
She talks about her experience with TB and how HCWs treat each other. She also makes a call for protection of HCWs.
Recording of her talk https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/tb-center/world-tb-day-event-kedibone-mdolo (please click here)
This article was written by Carrie Tudor, TB Project Director, and published in
the “HIV Nursing matters” journal, a publication of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society.
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