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Systematic screening for tuberculosis disease: adapting and implementing global recommendations to meet local context
Tuesday 9 November 2021

13:00 to 16:00 CET

The objectives of this workshop are to discuss the main features of the 2021 WHO recommendations on systematic screening for tuberculosis disease; to familiarize participants with the main guiding principles and ethical issues inherent in TB screening; and to present digital tools developed by WHO to assist countries with planning and implementing TB screening interventions in the local context.

Session sponsor: World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Programme

Chairs: Prof Jeremiah Chakaya, Liverpool School of Tropical Medecine and Dr Etsy Febriani, the Civil Society Task Force Indonesia

Coordinators: Saskia Den Boon, WHO and Guy Marks, UNSW Sydney


Dr Cecily Miller, WHO: Updated recommendations, key principles and ethical considerations for systematic screening of TB disease

Imran Pambudi, National TB programme, Indonesia: Developing and implementing a TB screening programme

Dr Saskia den Boon, WHO: Prioritizing populations and choosing tests and algorithms for screening

Dr Vanessa Veronese, WHO: Implementation and calibration of CAD software for TB screening or triage

Dr Jacob Creswell, Stop TB Partnership: Monitoring & evaluation, and operational / implementation research

The expected outcome is to enable participants to adapt and adopt the WHO recommendations and to integrate TB screening services in national and regional TB strategic and operational plans.

The recording of this session will be available to the public a few hours after it ends.

Nov 9, 2021 01:00 PM in Paris

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