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Principles of Tuberculosis Care and Prevention: Translating Knowledge to Action

Principles of TB Care and Prevention 2018

Previously known as the International Tuberculosis Course, this course has been developed to drive the way towards tuberculosis (TB) elimination. Health professionals need to understand the principles of TB care, control and prevention and require the skills to manage patients and work with National Tuberculosis Programmes.

12 Mar 2018

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

10 days

Principles of TB Care and Prevention 2018

Tuberculosis and Lung Health Course

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the bacteriological and epidemiological basis of effective tuberculosis patient care and programme management
• Understand transmission of TB bacilli and pathogenesis of tuberculosis
• Understand diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and disease, including drug-resistant tuberculosis
• Record, report, analyse and use data on TB case finding and treatment for decision-making at all levels of healthcare
• Work collaboratively with various healthcare programmes and providers to further strengthen quality patient care and programme management

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for specialists, medical and clinical officers, nurses, laboratory technicians, monitoring and evaluation officers, TB and HIV/AIDS, and non-communicable diseases and tobacco control programme staff and health policy and decision makers, who are primarily working in low- and middle-income countries.

Course Fee: 2,800 USD

Course fee includes tuition, training material, lunch and two tea breaks. Residential package fee available at 3,550 USD (Course fee + 750 USD for accommodation and breakfast).


Dr Riitta Dlodlo, Dr E Jane Carter, and Dr Einar Heldal

Language: English

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I was impressed by this advanced tuberculosis (TB) course that took all of us participants from theory to practice in TB care and prevention. It was well designed and meticulously implemented. It provided plenty of up-to-date supporting resources and articles and we got a chance to experience what happens in real life during the field visits. The faculty chosen for this course was exceptionally good and engaging. I have already applied data-driven supervision and capacity building through sharing evidence-based inputs in my work.

Dr Jingtao Gao , China
Clinical Center on TB, China CDC

Tuberculosis and Lung Health Course