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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis workshop Off-site.

Project Description

Place of workshop: Cape Town, South Africa

Duration: 5.5 days

Date: 20th to 25th of November 2016

Nber of participants: 25 maximum

Language: English

Application: All applications should be sent before September 23rd 2016 to the SAMU administrator: tandi.gadla@joburg.msf.org (see attached form)

Practical & Financial information

    • Transport to and from Cape Town for participants provided by MSF missions and/or HQ, MSF partners

    • Accommodation for participants from out-of-town, plus local transport related to the workshop: organised by SAMU initially, then cost to be reimbursed by mission/section

    • Food (organised by SAMU initially, then cost to be reimbursed by mission/section):

      • Breakfast at hotel for all those being accommodated from out-of-town

      • Lunch and coffee/tea at venue for all workshop participants and presenters

      • Perdiem for dinner should be provided by projects/missions in advance. SAMU will not be responsible for providing a perdiem.

    • All other costs (supper, non-related transport) to be borne by participants

Background

Drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) is an increasingly recognized threat throughout the world. The introduction of numerous GeneXpert systems, as well as the roll out of other rapid DST diagnostics has helped to demonstrate the DR-TB threat including for people with HIV/TB co-infection. MSF has been able to demonstrate the management of DR TB patients through decentralised ambulatory and even community based treatment models. MSF has started to pilot introduction of shorter DR TB treatment regimens and in the near future will launch trials on even shorter, more effective and less toxic DR TB treatment regimens integrating new and repurposed TB drugs

We need to ensure that our projects have enough skilled health care workers to respond to the increasing number of people needing DR-TB treatment, many of whom are co-infected with HIV. This workshop is meant to improve the programmatic and clinical knowledge related to management of DR-TB in health care workers from a variety of settings supported by all MSF Operational Centres.

  • Medical coordinators, medical doctors, clinical officers and nurses in programmatic and/or clinical key roles with regard to DR-TB management

  • Ministry of Health representatives, associated with an MSF project, are welcome to attend when participating together with an MSF staff member of the respective project

  • Representatives from headquarters (HQ) will also be invited (e.g. medical polyvalent)

  • Since learning is an ongoing process rather than just a one or two week injection of information in a classroom, we encourage participants to attend these trainings only when they are already working in the post where they will apply it. Under these circumstances real learning happens, namely the application of acquired knowledge that impacts performance in the workplace.

  • Improve knowledge related to programmatic and clinical management of DR-TB in resource-limited settings

  • Share practical experience amongst participants, especially related to the most challenging aspects of DR-TB management

  • Review different models of DR-TB care (e.g. urban vs. rural), with a focus on ambulatory/community-based models

  • Ensure adequate attention to settings in which co-infection with HIV is common

  • Improve collaboration amongst the local actors

    • Comprehensively cover issues related to DR-TB (and to a lesser extent, drug-sensitive TB) including epidemiology, prevention, diagnostic procedures, treatment, M&E, etc

    • Selected topics to be run in 2 branches: clinic (80%) and programmatic (20%)

    • Plus prospective new diagnostic tools, new second-line TB drugs and regimens

    • Site visits to Khayelitsha to show decentralised, ambulatory and community-based DR-TB management, including by nurses.¬†In Ubuntu clinic, Lizo Nobanda hospice & Town Two clinic

The workshop is organised and coordinated through a committee composed by:

  • Dr. Dmytro Donchuk (TB/HIV Referent, SAMU/OCB)

  • Dr. Roger Teck (HIV Regional Adviser, SAMU/OCG)

  • Dr. Jenny Hughes (DR-TB doctor, MSF Khayelitsha)

  • Dr. Ousseni Tiemtore (TB/HIV referent, SAMU/OCB)

  • Olivier Bluteau (Training Coordinator, SAMU/OCB)

Collaborating Partners

  • MSF Khayelitsha

  • Other OCs, Local/MoH partners

The group as a peer to peer source of learning and exchange, and the presenters as learning facilitators are the important pillars of the proposed method.

  • Presentations by local experts

  • Interactive methodology, clinical case history review,

  • Group and individual work.

  • Experience sharing by participants

  • Transport to and from Cape Town for participants provided by MSF missions and/or HQ, MSF partners

  • Accommodation for participants from out-of-town, plus local transport related to the workshop: organised by SAMU initially, then cost to be reimbursed by mission/section

  • Food (organised by SAMU initially, then cost to be reimbursed by mission/section):

    • Breakfast at hotel for all those being accommodated from out-of-town

    • Lunch and coffee/tea at venue for all workshop participants and presenters

    • Perdiem for dinner should be provided by projects/missions in advance. SAMU will not be responsible for providing a perdiem.

  • All other costs (supper, non-related transport) to be borne by participants

Project Details

  • Date February 1, 2016
  • Tags HIV/TB, Off-site, Training
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