On July 15-16, 2018 over 90 physicians, implementers, and researchers from 25 countries gathered in Dubai, UAE to discuss implementation strategies for an integrated approach to seeking out and treating both TB disease and infection. The group first reviewed the scientific evidence showing that actively searching for and treating both TB disease and TB infection is necessary to eliminate TB, presenting case studies from both historical and recent examples. Representatives from several coalitions including Zero TB Karachi, Zero TB Bangladesh, and TB Free Chennai then presented the way in which they have designed and implemented integrated programs to search for and treat both TB infection and TB disease, highlighting the practical considerations important in designing such programs.
The Zero TB Initiative (ZTBI) is working across the world to create islands of elimination with strong local partners in high-burden areas. You can learn more about the initiative here.
Number of Participants: 91
Number of Countries: 25
Countries Represented: Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Georgia, Germany, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, Moldova, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of American, Vietnam