To mark World TB Day 2018, the E-DETECT TB team has released four factsheets which handily summarise our progress so far.
Each factsheet focuses on a particular work package (WP) of the project:
WP4 – Outreach for early diagnosis is a partnership between experts from Romania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and the UK to improve early diagnosis in vulnerable populations. A mobile diagnostic unit, staffed by a specially-trained team and equipped with digital radiography, computer aided detection and molecular point of care tests, will offer TB screening to at-risk groups.
WP5 – Migrant TB detection, prevention and treatment describes activities in Italy, where we are actively screening new and settled migrants for active and latent TB respectively, ensuring that those testing positive are appropriately managed, and generating the evidence to support future European policy.
WP6 – Establishing a database on migrant TB screening in Europe: this work package is establishing a multi-country database on migrant TB screening that will be used to inform the identification and harmonisation of cost-effective screening strategies in the EU.
WP7 – Supporting national TB control programmes aims to support the development of action plans in EU/EEA member states by surveying TB control plans and strategies, and reviewing evidence for actions to control and prevent TB. Information from the survey and reviews will inform an expert meeting to develop a TB strategy toolkit.
Please feel free to download and distribute the factsheets via the links above.