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Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Links

  1. Factual links

    Some of the websites providing factual information on Drug-resistant Tuberculosis:

    • 1.1 Institutions addressing Tuberculosis
    • 1.2 Questions and Answers on Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
    • 1.3 Other websites
  2. Partner links
 

1. Factual links

1.1 Institutions addressing Tuberculosis
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to dramatically reduce the burden of tuberculosis, and halve tuberculosis deaths and prevalence by 2015, through its Stop Tuberculosis Strategy and its Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis: www.who.int/tb/en/ . Its 2007 report on “Global tuberculosis control: surveillance, planning, financing” is available at:
     www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/2007/pdf/full.pdf
  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) coordinates a tuberculosis control programme to reduce the sickness and death caused by tuberculosis and to prevent the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: www.euro.who.int/tuberculosis 
  • EuroTB publishes country-specific, updated information and trends on tuberculosis case notification, anti-TB drug resistance and treatment outcomes in the countries of WHO European Region:
    www.eurotb.org 
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. agency charged with tracking and investigating public health trends, devotes a whole section of its website to tuberculosis: www.cdc.gov/tb/ . It also presents a factsheet on tuberculosis and HIV:
    www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/hivtb.htm 
  • The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)) aims at preventing and controlling tuberculosis and lung disease, as well as related health problems, on a worldwide basis, with a particular emphasis on low income countries: www.theunion.org . Information for health care professionals from the Department of Tuberculosis Control and Prevention of The Union on how to “Understand and Fight Tuberculosis” is posted at: www.tbrieder.org 
  • The SAARC Tuberculosis & HIV/AIDS Centre (STAC), one of the Regional Centers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), is working for prevention and control of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and publishes information on the disease at:
    www.saarctb.com.np 
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a report on “Tuberculosis: drug resistance in Canada”. It is available at:
    www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tbpc-latb/pubs/tbdrc07/ 
  • The website of the TB Alliance, a not-for-profit partnership accelerating the discovery and development of new, effective, affordable TB drugs, offers information on drug-resistant TB:
    www.tballiance.org/home 
1.2 Questions and Answers on Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
1.3 Other websites
 

2. Partner links


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