“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Chief Nurse, T’umen Regional TB Dispensary
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.
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.
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.