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TB Notes 2, 2004


Training Course in Russia in TB Operational Research

In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Central TB Research Institute of Russia, staff of DTBE’s International Research and Programs Branch conducted a training course in Operational TB Research Design and Evaluation at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Russia. The participants included 24 TB control managers from USAID-funded TB control program sites (Orel, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Chuvashia, Belgorod), WHO TB project assistants, scientists from four federal TB Research Institutes, and TB managers from two regional programs, the latter supported by the Norwegian Heart and Lung Association (Arkhangelsk) and Partners in Health (Tomsk).

This is the first training of its kind provided to TB professionals in Russia. Participants developed operational research proposals (cost effectiveness, MDR TB, pediatric TB, surveillance) aimed at improving the response to disease outbreaks in their respective regions. CDC, WHO, and USAID TB experts will review each proposal and provide technical assistance and grant funding to help implement the best projects.

—Submitted by Peter Ciegielski, MD
Div of TB Elimination


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