TB / MDR TB Project

TB / MDR TB Project

Global Health Advocates (GHA)

Global Health Advocates is a non-governmental organization that focuses on engaging all sections of society to fight diseases that disproportionately affect people living in poverty, and are also the leading causes of people living in poverty.

In particular, Global Health Advocates works towards the formulation and implementation of effective public policies to fight disease and ill health.

Established in 2001 as the Massive Effort Campaign, Global Health Advocates works in France and in India.

Carrie Tudor

Additional Info

  • Country China, South Africa and Lesotho
  • Project role Lead Trainer
  • Job title PhD, MPH, RN Fogarty Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow

Deborah Diallo

Additional Info

  • Country Switzerland
  • Project role ICN TB Project Administrator
  • Job title Administrative Assistant

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.

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'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.

Nurses bringing light to where there is no light!

The  ICN TB/MDR-TB Leading Lights initiative aims to showcase the work of exceptional nurses trained by the ICN TB/MDR-TB project who are making an outstanding contribution to TB prevention, care and management in their local facility and/or community.

The Leading Lights Award will highlight the contribution of those involved with caring for people affected by any form of TB and show the world what an impact effective training and resources can have on this global disease.

ICN invites all the ICN TB project partners to nominate nurses and allied health workers who have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to teach their colleagues about TB, improve patient care or make changes to reduce transmission of TB. As well as being highlighted on the ICN's website, the winners will be presented with a certificate and a special pin by their national nurses association.

Once a year, we will also be celebrating one of our in-country project leads without whom the ICN TB/MDR-TB Project would not function and these nurses would not receive the training and mentorship available.

To nominate a Leading Light, please  click here !



Our current leading lights

  • Elena Tarasova

    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.

  • Svetlana Tcybulina

    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.

  • Zhao Jun

    Zhao Jun

    Director of Nursing Department,

    Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital (China)

    Zhao Jun has worked in TB for more than 20 years and has dedicated her career to improving the care of patients with TB and protecting healthcare workers from developing TB. After attending an ICN training workshop in 2014, she shared the knowledge and skills she learned to make improvements in the TB nursing practice and improve the delivery of patient-centered care in her hospital.

  • Nie Feifei

    Nie Feifei

    Chief Nurse

    TB Department, Beijing Chest Hospital (China)

    Nie Feifei has been working in the TB field for 20 years. In 2011, she was trained through the ICN training project on TB/MDR-TB.

  • Yodit Solomon

    Yodit Solomon

    Nurse, Goro Health Center,

    Dire Dawa


    Yodit attended the ICN TB/MDR-TB training in 2012.


Former leading lights



Global Health Committee (GHC)

The Global Health Committee is focused on curing tuberculosis (TB) and effectively treating AIDS among the world's poorest populations. We believe that it is a fundamental human right to receive medicines for curable or treatable diseases.

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