Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is difficult to treat and there exists a dearth of information about this infectious disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Stop TB Strategy and guidelines on how to prevent, control and treat MDR-TB by using available data worldwide.
Guidelines, however, are theoretical knowledge that is not easily transferrable into actual practice. The WMA therefore volunteered to produce a learning programme for the MDR-TB Guidelines. The course was updated together with the new WHO MDR-TB strategy in 2010.
This MDR-TB online course exists as a free self-learning online tool in English and Mandarin Chinese allowing physicians worldwide to learn and test their knowledge about MDR-TB. It is accredited by the South African Medical Association and the Norwegian Medical Association and therefore will be recognised in whole Europe.
A tablet application of the MDR TB course was developed to globally scale-up education and skills of health care workers to detect, treat and care for MDR-TB patients. Especially in low-resource countries internet access is not always available or stable to access the MDR-TB online course. The Android and iTune apps can be downloaded and viewed offline and is mainly created for use on tablet computers. This application of the MDR-TB course was developed with the support of the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization (WHO).
To increase the access to MDR-TB training globally a PDF version of the course is translated into French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Azeri. The course is written by the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute and supported by the MDR-TB partnership.
Click here to access the MDR-TB Online Course: Treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in English and Chinese
Click here to access the Android app of the MDR-TB Online Course, or search for MDR-TB course
Click here to access the iTunes app of the MDR-TB Online Course, or search for MDR-TB course
Click here to access the TB refresher course
Download the PDF version of theMDR-TB course in English
Download the pdf version of the MDR-TB course in French.
Download the pdf version of the MDR-TB course in Spanish.
Download the pdf version of the MDR-TB course in Azeri.
Download the pdf version of the MDR-TB course in Chinese.
These versions are without accreditation.