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Summary Report: Lessons from roll-out of MDR-TB services

Summary Report: Lessons from roll-out of MDR-TB services

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Citizen News Service - CNS and partners hosted an online consultation and conducted key informant interviews to learn the key lessons from roll out of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) services in high burden countries such as India, Nigeria, Indonesia, among others. The consultation process was open during October-November 2012 and summary report is released during LUNG WEEK (12-17 November 2012). For more information, please contact: info@citizen-news.org

Citizen News Service - CNS and partners hosted an online consultation and conducted key informant interviews to learn the key lessons from roll out of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) services in high burden countries such as India, Nigeria, Indonesia, among others. The consultation process was open during October-November 2012 and summary report is released during LUNG WEEK (12-17 November 2012). For more information, please contact: info@citizen-news.org

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Lessons from the roll out of MultidrugResistant Tuberculosis (
 
MDR-TB
 
) services
Online consultation andkey informant interviewsconducted by CNS onMDR-TB related servicesin high burden countries
October-November 2012
 
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Lessons from the roll-out of MDR-TB services
 
 The writers of Citizen News Service (CNS) come from affected communities whohave something to say on issues they feel for, or are affected by, in their daily lives,and give a voice to those who are seldom heard. CNS syndicates content generatedin English and other vernacular languages to a range of media channels and forums under Creative Commons (CC) attribution license.CNS also provides media and communication related services to health anddevelopment agencies globally.
Lung Week (12-17 November 2012) CNS: www.citizen-news.org
CNS
: This content is shared under the Creative Commons License Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license
 
Citizen News Service (CNS)
CNS
: C-2211, C-block crossing, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226016. IndiaM: +91-98390-73355 | E: editor@citizen-news.org | W: www.citizen-news.org
 
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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.
OBJECTIVE
The objective of this initiative was to document community perspectives and learnlessons on
what worke
d and what didn’t in rolling out MDR 
-TB services
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? 
 
BACKGROUND
 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
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