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WTBD Webinar: COVID-19 and TB
Alberto Colorado
29:39
Good morning from San Diego, California. Alberto Colorado.
José Moreira
30:17
Morning all , Jose Moreira from Rio
Rajesh Sah
30:34
Hello all, Rajesh from Nepal
Nneka Ezeanya
31:05
Good morning from Detroit, Michigan
UPENDRA KUMAR SINGH
31:10
Hi every one, I am Upendra singh from Nepal
Nima Yaghmaei
31:27
Hi everyone, Nima in Amsterdam
Emmanuel Olashore
36:04
I hope all the slides will be made available
Kagiso Mothwa
38:19
My sentiment exactly, it would have so much impact for when i share with co-workers including community stakeholders remotely.
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga
38:50
Please share the slides later
petra heitkamp
39:36
All slides will be shared - and full webinar will be online to view. all questions will go up as well.
Seighazi Egege
40:04
I can't hear
Sara Suliman
40:27
Please elaborate on the most pressing lessons for African countries to learn from the experiences of other LMICs?
Nicole Frahm
40:28
It’s working for me
Alberto Colorado
40:32
Please mute your mics.
Hellen Cisternas B.
40:36
there is a function to mute all the participants
Brin Ryder
41:07
There is a Zoom setting to mute mics by default
Julio Cesar Aguilera Hurtado
41:19
Saludos, desde el Sur de America, Bolivia
petra heitkamp
44:39
Thank you for keeping your microphones muted!
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga
46:17
I think that is huge challenge, to help people and even health care workers distinguish symthoms since tests for covid 19 are not largely available
Brin Ryder
47:01
Dual MTB/Covid cartridge :D
Sara Suliman
47:02
I agree @Gracia, I wonder how we will handle differential diagnosis between TB and COVID
Sara Suliman
47:34
Or real comorbidity
petra heitkamp
49:35
Please post your questions here - We will take all questions, either today or after the webinar online.
Sara Suliman
50:35
My questions: 1. What are the lessons for Africa from LMICs where the pandemic hit earlier? 2. Outside the dual cartridge idea, how can we handle TB vs COVID differential diagnosis/
Sara Suliman
50:37
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Madlen Nash
54:25
@madhu What is your view on Global Fund, GAVI etc allowing countries to repurpose grant money when we know they have no surplus in funding beyond what is needed for TB, HIV, malaria etc
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga
55:32
I disagree with that decision of the Global Fund, instead they should made available other funding but not divert from the current projects
UPENDRA KUMAR SINGH
57:12
Madhu! all the Human resources for health are diverted in prevention of COVID-19. So, lock down in country make inaccessible with health care system for TB patient. can you suggest to control damage among TB patients.
Vama Jele
57:15
even though we have funds for TB hence we can not be able to extend the same to fight COVID-19, how can Global Fund make emergency funding available for COVID-19?
Hernando Caseria Jr
57:28
In some countries, Health workers are providing long term supply of drugs (1 month) to TB Patients to reduce out of residence trips. What do you advise the health workers regarding the monitoring of adverse events and laboratory follow-ups for their patients?
Gilles Van Cutsem
59:29
And push for moving from health facility DOT to SAT (with family and remote patient support) and ORAL regimens for DRTB- need to switch them all
Vama Jele
59:55
miners with occupational lung diseases which make them weaker to suffer TB again COVID-19 affects the respiratory systems how best can we advise the miners with silicosis, TB and HIV+ where now we have COVID-19, how can we advocate on advocacy in prevention of COVID
Vama Jele
01:01:04
I am happy to see investment injected to build capacity for the community volunteers to the prevention of COVID-19
Romain Prieur
01:05:14
TO madhu- Diagnostics NAAT tests as priority... However data suggests they are not as ideal (senstivity in the 70%) - There are more studies/articles related to Antigen/Antibodies tests that could be more adequate (more point of care)- any comments?
Mohit Varyani
01:05:39
With the NTP staff designated to COVID-19 task force it has been difficult to followup with test results and initiation of MDR patients, I was looking at childeren of people working in natural stone mining industry with occupational lung diseases?
Brin Ryder
01:08:31
Thank you Hairong!!
Bern
01:08:47
It indeed is reasonable to assume TB patients or TB survivors are at higher risk. But the data from China could be re-analysed to confirm this, is anyone requesting to do this analysis?
Madhukar Pai
01:10:01
PLEASE MUTE ALL MICS! THANKS
Alberto Colorado
01:12:33
We need to design strategies to reduce fear and address anxiety, stress and depression in the community and health care workers on this world taken over by COVID19.
Franklin Ojukwu
01:13:55
Good morning, everyone.
Franklin Ojukwu
01:14:30
I am Franklin from Lagos, Nigeria.
IREMYKE
01:17:01
Irene Michael from Lagos, Nigeria
Mohit Varyani
01:18:32
Adding to that, Authorities in a district in Rajasthan state of India marked COVID-19 patients displaying their names with posters outside their house saying dont enter their houses, completely violating the patient privacy and confidentiality
Jyotsna Singh
01:19:58
Hi, everyone, this is Jyotsna from India. One other major concern is suspension of services for all other health needs. I know a case of a cancer patient who needed to get tests done immediately, but it has been postponed indefinitely.
Christina Dendys
01:20:54
Sharing a piece by a colleague in Hindu Times: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/coronavirus-global-health-advocate-expert-dr-bobby-john-interview/article31135553.ece
Jyotsna Singh
01:21:09
For another person, his aunt was not admitted in any hospital because she had fever. She passed away due to lack of care 2 days ago. We will never know the medical reason of her death.
David Bryden
01:22:29
thanks Vidya
HAPPINESS
01:23:38
Hi everyone I am Happiness from Lagos, Nigeria
Ndidi Nwosu
01:24:27
Just joined this great discourse from Lagos Nigeria can we consider an algorithm to send all patients found negative to COVID-19 for genexpert in order not to miss any TB patient suspected for COVID 19? Loving Gaze IO to SHOPS PLUS
Vee
01:27:51
thank you ingrid
LOVINGAZE
01:28:10
Edward from Lagos Nigeria, with so many concerns by Laboratory staffs with regards to testing sputum samples over the fear of being infected with COVID-19. we fear there will be a gross reduction in testing for TB.any idea of the rate of infection of COVID-19 from sputum samples?any special protective measure to apply for protection when working with sputum samples? especially given the fact that COUGH presents as symptoms for both disease.Thank you
Vikas Panibatla
01:28:50
Thanks, I agree with you Deepthi
Babajide Arowoduye
01:29:03
hello everyone am Babajide from Lagos Nigeria,Shop-plus
W. Kurniawan [Abie]
01:29:13
I do agree with you Deepthi.
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga
01:30:26
I agree with you Deepthi, disruption of services is a huge problem, andl also the sudden focus in covid-19 only as if the other health problems like TB had ended. The media is helping but also diverting atention from TB and HIV
Lele Rangaka
01:31:14
How can the TB community create the same anxiety and panic? How can we induce a lockdown? Lele RANGAKA(UCL)
Suchitra Kulkarni
01:33:57
thanks Kate!!!
Vikas Panibatla
01:37:44
Very true
Vee
01:38:10
Saurabh, I’m sorry for the choices we all have in front of us. Thank you for sharing that.
Alison Taylor
01:39:00
is this webinair being recorded so more people can see it ? - I have a number of colleagues I would like it to share it with
Karuna Sagili
01:39:34
It is
Gabriella Ferlazzo
01:39:42
same for me, and if they agree maybe share full names and emails of speakers
petra heitkamp
01:39:42
webinar is recorded, and with slides will be available online shortly
petra heitkamp
01:39:57
will do!
Alison Taylor
01:39:58
thank you
Mona Lisa Morales
01:42:15
I believe that the digital adherence tool is a very helpful way on continuing TB treatment that includes health care workers monitoring of patient without any physical and out of pocket expenses.
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga
01:44:08
Dear Sahu, TB drugs given for months is a good idea but that requires approval rom WHO? 0r national TB Program? Often they were very reluctant to that, now considering the covid-19 outbreak, maybe the positions changed?
Emmanuel Olashore
01:44:34
Across the world some Covid-19 cases would have presented as TB cases and after all attempt to confirm the cases bacteriologically, chest X-ray may be an option for diagnosis. Is there any striking radiological feature in a Covid-19 case
Mona Lisa Morales
01:44:36
efficiency of drug supply chain; non disruption of TB drugs and xpert cartridges for continuous testing
Charity Omenka
01:44:56
Thanks Suvanand. Talking about Telehealth and TB, could we advocate for an app/website like the new covidnearyou website in the US, where individuals who are coughing can tell how to tell what type of cough they are having and direct them to the right website/phone numbers for TB care in their locality?
Alberto Colorado
01:49:06
I recommend to the STBP or others to make a world map to show COVID19 and TB cases and deaths. Something similar to the one by the JHC CSSE.
Vikas Panibatla
01:49:18
We all have to think about preparing the field forces to take up there work in changed scenario. Especially addressing their concerns with new disease
Karishma Saran
01:49:40
Now 11 countries has become 16 countries as mentioned by Mark Eddington at the Stop TB town hall today
Tiffany Locke
01:52:21
Is there any evidence that COVID19 infection could reactivate latent TB?
Jyotsna Singh
01:54:39
We need to speak to the govt. Courier guys are also harassed by the police. Even pharmacists are finding it difficult to reach pharmacies to open them.
Lele Rangaka
01:55:43
The focus will certainly be on active TB disease. Restarting already flailing prgrommes for TB prevention in the post COVID era will be much harder. This calls for a rethink of TB prevention.
Romain Prieur
01:55:56
Many thanks to Petra and the speakers to put this Amazing Webinar together! Very well organized and managed (given the >300 particpants) - The future is Digital for sure... But COVID needs to be tackled NOW and I am especially concerned for all TB impacted countries. This webinar provided great insights on this. Great communities and people like all here on the webinar will make a difference ! Stay Srong and Safe everyone.
Alison Taylor
01:57:42
thanks to everyone - exceptional webinair
Robyn Waite
01:58:04
Thank you to all speakers! You are amazing and very much appreciated!
Alison Taylor
01:58:05
Thank you everyone. This has been absolutely a fantastic webinar. Stay safe everyone.
Cristina Celan
01:58:23
The team of Center for Health Policies and Studies has developed a rapid risk assessment and contingency planning tool to maintain TB and HIV programs operational during COVID-19 pandemic response. It may be used not only for the purpose of Global Fund grants, but also for assessing effects on the full continuum of services and the health system functions that support service delivery. It also allows to plan possible mitigation measures, list changes in service delivery modalities, estimate additional resources and source of funding. it was shared with EECA region stakeholders, but if found useful, can be used by other countries as well.http://pas.md/en/PAS/Studies/Details/161
Rabia Abeid
01:58:32
Thank you very much Petra and speakers for organizing this incredible webinar. Stay well everyone
Alberto Colorado
01:58:32
Thank you all!! Be safe, be healthy and breathe!!
Stephanie Seidel
01:58:41
thank you so much, this was so helpful! be well
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga
01:58:53
Thanks GCTA for this webinar, hope next time we will have a better situation worldwide.
Vee
01:58:53
then you so much everyone. This was reassuring for me. I feel bad about not coming with any solutions to this crisis, for now. Vidya
NORMA ANGELICA TELLEZ NAVARRETE
01:58:57
Great!! Thanks
Edna Nagles
01:59:09
Dear Petra, thanks you for the webinar.
Rhodora Cruz
01:59:27
Thanks a lot.
Sonia Sultana
01:59:32
Thanks to all speakers sharing their insights!!!
JB
01:59:33
Thanks to all speakers and organizers of this webinar!
Suvanand Sahu
01:59:44
global Fund Covid funding is here https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/9397/core_covid-19_guidancenote_en.pdf?u=637189162540000000
Christine Asonio
01:59:48
Thank you..
Merry Samsuri
02:00:04
Thank you to all the speakers, organizer and to all participants for the insights...
Mona Lisa Morales
02:00:15
Thank you so much for facilitating this forum! Congratukation and keep safe to veryone
Soliman Guirgis
02:00:16
Thank you so much - it was great discussion
Merry Samsuri
02:00:16
Stay safe everyone...
Gabriella Ferlazzo
02:00:19
thanks
Nima Yaghmaei
02:00:20
Great webinar. Thanks all
Karuna Sagili
02:00:21
thanks to all
Christina Mergenthaler
02:00:24
Thank you!
Bob Hair
02:00:27
Thank you everyone for such an eye opening webinar
Emmanuel Olashore
02:00:33
thanks
Hellen Cisternas B.
02:00:37
gracias !!!
Gilles Van Cutsem
02:00:38
thankss
Annette Gaudino
02:00:46
thank you from NYC!!
Carolina Yopasa
02:00:55
thanks
Karuna Sagili
02:01:06
be safe
Virgilio Danao
02:01:15
thank you
Ihedoro Oluchi
02:01:23
Thanks