Lessons from the roll-out of MDR-TB services
Citizen News Service
CNS, a partner of the Stop TB Partnership, along with otherpartners such as National Partnership for TB Care and Control in India, Rural YouthAdvocate for Health and Development inNigeria, National Council of People Livingwith HIV in India (NCPI+), InternationalTreatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)India, Global Health Advocates (GHA),Sneha Foundation Varanasi, Asha Parivar,Vote For Health campaign and NationalAlliance of People
s Movements (NAPM)and the Global Stop-TB eForum hadhosted the online consultation and keyinformant interviews on issues related tomultidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Shobha Shukla, Rahul Dwivedi andBobby Ramakant from CNS providedsupport to manage the process.
The objective of this initiative was to document community perspectives and learnlessons on
d and what didn’t in rolling out MDR
in differentcountries/ contexts.These lessons are very important, especially experiences of affected communities, webelieve, and
must not be missed
. These lessons should inform the ongoing and futureplanned roll-out (and scale up) of MDR-TB services at all levels.
GUIDING QUESTIONS were:
Please share your experiences and perspectives of what works and what doesn’t
work in your local settings where MDR-TB related services are available?
What are the key lessons from this experience, that must be taken into accountbefore scaling up the MDR-TB services any further for enhanced public healthoutcomes?
There were about 650,000 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) presentin the world in 2010. Annually, about 440,000 fall ill with MDR-TB and 150,000 die dueto this form of TB. India has an estimated annual incidence of 99,000 cases of MDR-TB(which is second only to China with about 100,000 cases). Out of these only 3610
About the e-consultation andkey informant interviews