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TB Competence

TB Competence group provides a platform to connect and share our experiences with local responses to TB and TB-HIV co-infection, and related issues.

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Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2017


What does making TB a notifiable disease mean to us?

Started by bobby ramakant. Last reply by Rituu B. Nanda May 10, 2012. 1 Reply

What does making TB a notifiable disease mean to us?(CNS): On one hand the Indian Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) needs to be complimented for making tuberculosis (TB) a notifiable…Continue

Tags: HIV, Mumbai, MSF, CNS, MDR-TB

Perspectives From The Frontlines: Drug-resistant TB and HIV

Started by bobby ramakant Apr 5, 2012. 0 Replies

Perspectives From The Frontlines: Drug-resistant TB and HIVCitizen News Service (CNS)**************************[Mods Note: : For continued information exchange and online dialogue on tuberculosis,…Continue

Tags: HIV, Mumbai, MSF, CNS, MDR-TB

Experiences in addressing the challenge of diagnosis of TB

Started by Rituu B. Nanda Aug 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear Bobby and TB competence friends, I wanted to draw your attention to the appended write up. We often find it is a challenge to diagnose TB especially in cases of extra-pulmonary TB or…Continue

Action: World TB Day (24 March): On the move against tuberculosis towards elimination

Started by bobby ramakant Mar 21, 2011. 0 Replies

Action: World TB Day (24 March): On the move against tuberculosis towards eliminationSource: Stop TB Partnership****************************** TRANSFORMING THE FIGHT TOWARDS ELIMINATION Dear TB…Continue

Tags: MDR-TB, resistant, World, Day, CNS

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Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on March 26, 2012 at 11:29am

This is a report of an online consultation and key informant interviews on childhood tuberculosis conducted by CNS along with more than 50 partner organizations and networks in lead up to the World TB Day 2012
Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on September 13, 2011 at 8:33pm

Dear Bobby,


On behalf of TB competence group, I wish you a very happy birthday. Thanks for facilitating this group. Look forward to your sharing and facilitation in the coming year.


Best wishes,


Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on July 23, 2011 at 3:49pm

We are pleased to present to you the slogan and theme for World TB Day 2012.




Stop TB in my lifetime




Call for a world free of TB




In their lifetimes, today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with TB. In their lifetimes, women and men should expect to see a world where no one dies from TB.


The World TB Day Campaign 2012 will allow people all over the world to make an individual call to stop TB and say what changes they expect in their lifetimes.




People all over the world, from the youngest to the oldest, will be asked to make the call, Stop TB in my lifetime. The Stop TB Partnership will provide a template with which people of all ages all over the world can make posters of themselves and add a message about what they expect to change about TB in their lifetimes. We'll encourage the sharing of these posters and also videos through social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the World TB Day Blog).


The campaign will be launched officially at the International Conference of the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease ( Lille , France ) in October 2011.


We at the Stop TB Partnership hope you will join us in giving this exciting new campaign your full support.


Warm regards,


from the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on June 17, 2011 at 9:01am
Thanks Bobby for sharing this. I am following the discussion you have mentioned. its going very well and bringing out the need for community participation in response to TB. We are fortunate to have you as the moderator of this group.
Comment by bobby ramakant on June 17, 2011 at 8:54am

Local realities in tuberculosis (TB) care and control

The Global Fund's 4th Partnership Forum will soon open in Sao Paolo, Brazil (28-30 June 2011). In the lead up to the Partnership Forum, the CNS Stop-TB Initiative is opening a time-limited online discussion (9-23 June 2011) to document voices from the frontlines on issues around TB care and control in local contexts. The guiding question is: what are the challenges and successes in TB care and control in your local setting? Please have your say.


Online at:


Comment by Gaston on September 21, 2010 at 9:11pm
Let us start with the dream. How would a TB-competent community look like?
Comment by bobby ramakant on September 18, 2010 at 7:02am
Hi Geoff,
thanks for your suggestion about self-assessment framework for TB Competence. not yet, as far as i know, and it is a welcome idea! we can use this framework may be as one of the activities for Day of Community Action being currently planned, warm wishes, bobby
Comment by Geoff Parcell on September 17, 2010 at 8:36pm
Has anyone created a self-assessment framework yet for TB Competence? Indocompetence could use one.
Comment by bobby ramakant on January 12, 2010 at 7:34am
Thanks Gaston for your comment. Congratulations to your father who stopped smoking 3 months ago - this is indeed inspiring to learn on how family support and strong will power can lead individuals to get rid of addictions like tobacco. Thanks for sharing Gaston, this is surely a SALTy start of the year of the Lungs 2010 :)
Comment by Gaston on January 6, 2010 at 4:42pm
Hi Bobby, good to see you again.

Well, this reminds me that my father finally stopped smoking 3 months ago. I asked him what made him stop. He said: not that other people complained about the smell, told me that I had to stop, that it was so bad for my health. The thing that really helped him was his children expressing their belief in his capacity to stop and showing him that he has the discipline it takes as he showed in earlier challenges. A nice SALTy start of the New Year.

Warm regards,

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