World Medical Association scales up training for multidrug resistant tuberculosis to fight epidemic

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1155
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    The World Medical Association is scaling up its training courses on multidrug resistant tuberculosis and placing emphasis on reaching health professionals in nations heavily affected by the epidemic, such as South Africa, India, China, and Russia.

    The thrust of the association’s actions is to provide online training to help doctors to use the latest World Health Organization guidelines and treatment protocols for multidrug resistant tuberculosis so that they can diagnose, prevent, and treat the drug resistant strains more effectively.

    “All healthcare is local. The intention of the programme is to get all knowledge and know-how to physicians. This includes revising the multidrug resistant tuberculosis course for online use, plus providing a refresher course in tuberculosis …

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