TB preventive therapy: recent advances and future prospects
The Union Courses Online. Prof Gavin Churchyard, Bill Coggin, Dr Lindiwe Mvisu and Karin Turner . 06/23/20; 304358 Topic: Tuberculosis
 Prof Gavin Churchyard, Bill Coggin, Dr Lindiwe Mvisu and Karin Turner
Prof Gavin Churchyard, Bill Coggin, Dr Lindiwe Mvisu and Karin Turner
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During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the plight of tuberculosis (TB) cannot be forgotten.  

 
 

TB remains the number one global infectious-disease killer and prevention remains key to eliminating the deadly disease. 

 
 

While prevention of any infectious disease makes intuitive public health sense, TB prevention has been a relatively neglected area in TB control efforts until recently. 

 
 

Thanks to the World Health Organization’s End TB Strategy and the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, the role of preventive therapy has risen in importance on the international agenda. With operational shortfalls in the diagnosis and treatment of TB and the growing realisation that many TB survivors continue to experience significant illness and heightened mortality well after their recovery, preventive therapy becomes even more important. 

 
 

The implementation of TB preventive therapy on the ground, however, is sub-optimal, with targets for people living with HIV and household contacts being missed in almost every region of the world.  

 
 

This webinar will look at the recent advances and future prospects for TB therapy and review opportunities for scaling up TB preventive therapy among high-risk groups. 

 
 

 

 
 

Moderated by Karin Turner (Aurum Institute), the speakers will include Gavin J Churchyard (Aurum Institute), Bill Coggin (CDC), and Lindiwe Mvusi (Department of Health, South Africa). 

 

1) To review scale up of TPT among people living with HIV and household contacts 



 
 

2) To provide an overview of recent advances with respects to tests of infections, TB screening, treatment regimens, models of delivery 



 
 

3) To discuss future prospects for TPT 


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