WEBINAR – TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSTICS

On 6th March 2017, European AIDS Treatment Group and Treatment Action Group (TAG) have jointly organized the webinar on TB Diagnostics.

Moderator: Evgenia Maron

Speakers:

  • Ruth McNerney, University of Cape Town – TB Diagnostics

  • Erika Lessem, Treatment Action Group – Advocating for better TB diagnosis

Documents for the webinar
TUBERCULOSIS Diagnostics Technology
TUBERCULOSIS Diagnostics Technology
Tuberculosis Diagnostics in 2015: La
Tuberculosis Diagnostics in 2015: Landscape,
Priorities, Needs, and Prospects
AN ACTIVIST’S GUIDE TO Tuberculosis
AN ACTIVIST’S GUIDE TO
Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools FEBRUARY
STARD checklist for the reporting of
STARD checklist for the reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy.
First official version, January 2003.
Slide set II - Towards Good Review P
Slide set II - Towards Good Review Practice: a training manual for the review of clinical performance of in vitro diagnostic medical devices
Review - New tuberculosis diagnostic
Review - New tuberculosis diagnostics and rollout - Ruth McNerney, Jane Cunningham, Pamela Hepple, Alimuddin Zumla
Improving access to new diagnostics
Improving access to new diagnostics through
harmonised regulation: priorities for action Authors: Ruth
Impact of the Xpert MTB/RIF diagnost
Impact of the Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test for tuberculosis in countries with a high burden of disease
Emerging technologies in point-of-ca
Emerging technologies in point-of-care molecular diagnostics for resourcelimited settings
Evaluation of diagnostic tests for i
Evaluation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases: general principles
International Journal of Infectious
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Diagnostics for Developing Countries
Diagnostics for Developing Countries
Increasing Access to Diagnostics Thr
Increasing Access to Diagnostics Through Technology Transfer and
Local Production
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WEBINAR – TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT

On 13th March 2017, European AIDS Treatment Group and Treatment Action Group (TAG) have jointly organized the webinar on TB Treatment.

Moderator: Evgenia Maron, EATG TB Portfolio Coordinator

Speakers:

  1. Jennifer Hughes, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): 
    Experience of treating multi-drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB and using the new drugs

  2. Erica Lessem, Treatment Action Group:
    Advocating for improved multi-drug-resistant TB treatment

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
Treatment Action Group

Speakers Bio

Jennifer Hughes

Dr Jenny  Hughes,  a  TB  doctor  in  South  Africa working  with Doctors Without  Borders  (MSF), graduated  from  Cardiff University  in  Wales  in 2005. A few years later, she moved to South Africa to gain experience in a  different  healthcare setting. Witnessing  first-hand  the  devastating effects of TB on impoverished communities is what ignited her passion to treat patients  suffering from  this  curable  but  largely  neglected disease. Since  2010  she  has  worked  in  Khayelitsha, Western Cape,  where  MSF runs a strengthened regimen programme for drug-resistant TB patients that incorporates new drugs into their treatment.

Erica Lessem

As  Director  of  theTB/HIV  Project  at  Treatment Action  Group (TAG),  Erica Lessem  advocates for  improved  services  and technologies  to prevent, diagnose,  and  treat  TB  and  HIV.  In this  role,  Erica  supports  research activists   across   the   world, and   works   closely   with   developers   and policymakers  to catalyze  TB research  and  ensure  that  it  responds  to  the needs of affected communities. Previously, Erica worked on HIV behavioral research  studies, supported  efforts  to  end  sex trafficking  in South Asia, volunteered  for  the Baltimore CityNeedle Exchange Program,  was  a  grant writer for the TB Alliance, conducted press relations as an Urban Fellow  in the New  York City Department of Health  and  Mental  Hygiene,  and helped create the Republic of Georgia’s first peer support group for breast cancer survivors. Erica received Bachelor  of  Arts  in Spanish  and  Psychology from Georgetown  University,  and  her Master  of Public Health as a Sommer Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health.

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