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Tuberculosis and Diabetes

Tuberculosis and Diabetes

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Senior Advisor | International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

Anthony David Harries is Senior Advisor at the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in France and an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. He is a physician and a registered specialist in the United Kingdom in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. He spent over 20 years living and working in sub-Saharan Africa, starting in North-east Nigeria in 1983. In 1986, he moved to Malawi where he was consecutively Consultant Physician, Foundation Professor of Medicine at the new medical school in Blantyre, National Advisor to the Malawi Tuberculosis Control Programme and National Advisor in HIV care and treatment in the Ministry of Health, responsible for scaling up antiretroviral therapy in the country. In 2008, he returned to UK where he works for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. His main interests are in the field of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, tropical medicine and operational research. He has received several awards and prizes for his work, and in 2002 was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to work in tuberculosis in Africa.
Senior Advisor | International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

Anthony David Harries is Senior Advisor at the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in France and an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. He is a physician and a registered specialist in the United Kingdom in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. He spent over 20 years living and working in sub-Saharan Africa, starting in North-east Nigeria in 1983. In 1986, he moved to Malawi where he was consecutively Consultant Physician, Foundation Professor of Medicine at the new medical school in Blantyre, National Advisor to the Malawi Tuberculosis Control Programme and National Advisor in HIV care and treatment in the Ministry of Health, responsible for scaling up antiretroviral therapy in the country. In 2008, he returned to UK where he works for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. His main interests are in the field of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, tropical medicine and operational research. He has received several awards and prizes for his work, and in 2002 was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to work in tuberculosis in Africa.

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Published by: National Press Foundation on Oct 30, 2013
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The double burden of diabetes
mellitus and tuberculosis: 
interactions and challenges for care __________________________ 
Anthony D Harries
“The Union”, Paris, France
 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
 
Structure of the Presentation
Background Epidemiology
Collaborative Framework for Care
Challenges for Care
Conclusion
 
Non-communicable and
communicable disease
Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Disease of antiquity
Three main types:-
 –
Type 1
 –
Type 2
 –
Gestational DM
Diagnosis:
Blood glucose
Treatment:
diet, drugs,insulin for life
Tuberculosis (TB)
Disease of antiquity
Three main types:-
 –
Site of disease
 –
Bacterially confirmed
 –
Drug sensitive / resistant
Diagnosis:
 
Smear for AFB
Treatment:
6 months of drugs

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