The World Bank often sponsors talks and presentations by eminent TB researchers, scholars and persons engaged in field operations. These events are typically open to the public and we invite interested parties to attend.
To learn more about upcoming events, click here.
Previous Events (click on any of the following):
Dr. Richard Chaisson
Center for Tuberculosis Research,
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Chaisson presented on the challenges of addressing the TB/HIV co-epidemics in Africa with a particular emphasis on the growing concerns about the spread of MDR-TB and XDR-TB in the region. In addition to World Bank headquarters staff participating in the presentation, managers of HIV and TB programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Nigeria were able to join via video conference.
Dr. Katherine Floyd
Stop TB Department,
World Health Organization
Dr. Floyd presented on the current TB epidemiological situation along with the WHO tool for planning and budgeting for TB control at the country level.
Dr. Andrew Ramsay
Special Programme for Training and Research in Tropical Diseases
Dr. Ramsay presented on why it is important to take a broad approach when strengthening lab capacity to improve disease diagnosis.
Dr. Anthony Harries
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Dr. Harries presented on issues of health systems strengthening and its importance for addressing the TB and HIV co-epidemics using Malawi as a case study.
- Health Systems, TB and ART: challenges and opportunities
Participants from ten countries met in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2007 to discuss scale up of TB/HIV activities. The World Bank in collaboration with WHO and UNAIDS conducted the workshop to address key challenges to implementation of TB/HIV activities in Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Participants came from governments, service providers and civil society. The results of this workshop are given in the presentations below.