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Gestion des Activités Conjointes de Lutte Contre la Tuberculose et le VIH : Cours de Formation pour Responsables Nationaux et Subnationaux[Management of Collaborative TB/HIV Activities: Training for Managers at the National and Subnational Levels]

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The overall goal of the training course is to further develop the skills required to plan and implement collaborative TB/HIV activities based on the strategies for controlling TB and HIV/AIDS recommended by WHO. Includes a manual for participants, a guide for facilitators, and a guide for the course director.

HIV Rapid Testing Training Package

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The HIV Rapid Testing Training Package, developed by CDC and WHO in collaboration with the Office of the United States Global AIDS Coordinator, is designed for laboratory technicians, nurses, and counselors at test sites. It provides them with the knowledge and skills to perform HIV rapid tests accurately and reliably in a safe and professional manner. The training package includes a trainer's guide, participant's manual, CD of all files, training video/DVD, job aides, and curriculum posters.

Practical Approach to Lung Health: A Primary Health Care Strategy for the Integrated Management of Respiratory Conditions in People of Five Years of Age and Over

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This report developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) describes a strategy to integrate management of respiratory conditions to improve TB case detection. The PAL aims to improve TB diagnosis and care by improving (1) the quality of respiratory care in primary health care (PHC) settings, and (2) the efficiency of respiratory service delivery within health systems.

Adherencia a los Tratamientos a Largo Plazo: Pruebas para la Accion[Adherence to Long-Term Therapies: Evidence for Action]

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This report provides a critical review of what is known about adherence to long-term therapies.This is achieved by looking beyond individual diseases. A broad range of policy options emerges by including communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), mental and neurological conditions such as depression and epilepsy, substance dependence (exemplified by smoking cessation), hypertension, asthma and palliative care for cancer.

Adherence to Long-Term Therapies: Evidence for Action

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This report provides a critical review of what is known about adherence to long-term therapies.This is achieved by looking beyond individual diseases. A broad range of policy options emerges by including communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), mental and neurological conditions such as depression and epilepsy, substance dependence (exemplified by smoking cessation), hypertension, asthma and palliative care for cancer.

Addressing Poverty in TB Control: Options for National TB Control Programmes

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This book is directed specifically to national TB control programs and their partners. It is intended to help select and implement the steps needed to ensure that the guiding principles of equity and poverty reduction are translated into practical measures - and that these practical measures are integrated into the national TB services and linked to broader poverty alleviation efforts. Guidance is provided on how to identify the poor and vulnerable groups in the country, how to assess the main barriers they face in accessing TB services, and interventions to tackle and reduce these barriers.

Human Resources Development for TB Control: Report of a Consultation Held on 27 and 28 August 2003

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This report is from a consultation of experts held jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Rockefeller Foundation. The report makes recommendations to the Stop TB Partnership (the Partnership) for confronting the health care workforce crisis in tuberculosis (TB) control. This is identified through three key areas for action: (1) building the evidence base for planning and advocacy, (2) positioning and advocacy, and (3) capacity building.

Contribución de la Comunidad a la Atención de la Tuberculosis: Una Perspecitva Latino Americana [Community Contribution to TB Care: A Latin American Perspective]

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This report describes community-based tuberculosis care in Latin America, and field visits to selected community-based TB care projects to understand the origin, performance, acceptability, effectiveness, and sustainability of some existing DOTS projects. Three sites in Colombia and two in Bolivia, where the DOTS strategy is already implemented, were visited. The report demonstrates that lessons from a Latin American perspective on community-based TB care can help to understand and identify the role that the community plays in TB control in the region.

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