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About the forum

Global health – including TB prevention, detection, and treatment – has experienced radical change over the past 9 months. To rise to today’s unprecedented public health challenges in sustaining essential TB services, digital health technologies are more important than ever. Nearly all in-person clinical and community interactions must be reimagined to sustain TB services, and digital technologies will be at the center of this discussion.

In this forum, we seek to highlight digital health technologies which can be implemented throughout the TB cascade of care not only to maintain essential TB services, but also to improve TB case detection, adherence to treatment and treatment outcomes. Specifically, we aim to: 1) highlight the landscape of digital technologies currently used for TB prevention, detection and treatment; 2) present innovations in digital technologies for health, including public-private partnerships; 3) investigate the role of data analysis and analytics in controlling TB; and 4) discuss the future of TB prevention, detection and treatment in a COVID-19-aware world.

About TB CARE II

The USAID TB CARE II project, through support from the United States Government (USG), implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC) has worked in close cooperation with local governments and international partners since 2010 to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) around the world. Specifically, the project has worked in supporting innovative prevention, detection and treatment interventions including active case finding (ACF), TB preventive therapy (TPT) delivery models, infection prevention and control (IPC) – including the Finding cases Actively, Separating safely and Treating effectively (FAST) strategy – and improving drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment quality and outcomes through community-based models, supportive care models and improved access and utilization of point-of-care testing and rifampicin resistance detection through GeneXpert MTB/RIF. Through continued partnerships with national TB programs (NTPs), TB champions and global experts, the TB CARE II project has influenced TB policy around the world and has institutionalized improved TB prevention, detection and treatment strategies. As an advocate for innovation, the project has consistently integrated mHealth and other digital technologies into its solutions for improved reach, enhanced data analysis and better treatment outcomes.

Speakers

Director, Office of Infectious Disease, Global Health Bureau, USAID/ Washington previously held a position of Deputy Director, Health Office in USAID South Africa. Before his tour in SA, Paul served as Senior Program Officer and Chief of the Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Reporting Division in USAID.  Read more

Paul Mahanna, Director, Office of Infectious Disease, Global Health Bureau, USAID/ Washington

Ms. Vincent provides the policy, strategic direction, and oversight for USAID’s TB Division. She has more than 23 years of experience in international public health and has worked in the field and in Washington, DC, with USAID for over two decades. Read more

Cheri Vincent, Chief of TB Division, Infectious Disease Office, Global Health Bureau, USAID/Washington

Nicholas Enrich currently serves as the Program Team Lead for the Tuberculosis Division, where he leads program and project design and management for the USAID TB portfolio. He serves as AOR for several global TB awards, including the TB CARE II project Read more

Nicholas Enrich, Program Team Lead, Tuberculosis Division, Office of Infectious Diseases, Bureau of Global Health, USAID/Washington

With 30 years of experience in government and private industry, Earl is a talented professional with proven expertise in the public and private sector leading strategic, results-driven programming. Prior to joining URC, Earl served as Executive Vice President for Programs at Creative Associates, leading the implementation of all programs across more than 30 countries. Read more

Earl Gast, President, University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Professor Kenneth G. Castro is a physician-scientist trained in epidemiology, with a specialty in internal medicine and subspecialty in infectious diseases, having attained the status of Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA). He serves as Senior Tuberculosis (TB) Scientific Advisor, Office of Infectious Disease, Bureau for Global Health, USAID Read more

Kenneth G. Castro, MD, FIDSA – Senior TB Technical Advisor

Dr Dennis Falzon is a medical officer with the Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Until 2008 he coordinated the EuroTB surveillance project in Paris, France, and before that he worked in TB and drug-resistant TB surveillance Read more

Dennis Falzon, Global TB Programme (GTB), Communicable Diseases (CDS) World Health Organization

Sevim is a senior TB Technical Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) andproviding programmatic backstopping support to USAID Missions in a number of African and Central Asian countries, as well as working on technical areas such as Infection Prevention and Control, TB/HIV, MDR-TB, and TB prevention. Read more

Sevim Ahmedov, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/ Washington

Alexander Golubkov, MD, MPH, currently serves as the Senior Tuberculosis Advisor (MDR-TB) at the USAID Global Health Bureau, Office of Infectious Diseases, TB Division. In this role, Dr. Golubkov provides technical leadership and coordination in the field of MDR-TB. He coordinates implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating MDR-TB Read more

Alexander Golubkov, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/ Washington

Kaiser Shen serves as the Tuberculosis Lab and Diagnostic Network Advisor. In this role, Kaiser aims to strengthen and improve TB laboratory and diagnostic network capacity, including oversight of digital health activities. He also supports PEPFAR-funded USAID TB laboratory activities through monitoring and advising USAID partners on laboratory interventions. Read more

Kaiser Shen, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/Washington

Public health professional with extensive experience in Asia and Africa, primarily in TB, HIV, product introduction, and in building health system capacity via HIV/AIDS and MNCH programming. Expertise in engaging and shaping private provider markets, new technology introduction, health sector innovations, and cross-program linkages. Read more

William Wells, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/ Washington

Dr Hala Jassim AlMossawi, BDS, MSc, MSHCA is a public health specialist, researcher and certified Master Trainer with over twenty two (22) years of experience in designing, implementing and managing health programs in various areas including Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Family Planning Read more

Hala Jassim AlMossawi, Vice President for Program Implementation and Business Development, URC

Jacqueline Huh is the Team Leader, Strategic Initiatives & Innovative Financing, at the Stop TB Partnership, which is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Jackie is committed to leveraging her private sector work experience and business school degree Read more

Jacqueline Huh, Head, External Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Stop TB Partnership

As a Digital Health Consultant at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Kristian supports countries and programs to effectively implement innovative digital health solutions to support the fight against TB. He currently leads the Unitaid ASCENT (Adherence Coalition to End TB) project that will help over 70,000 TB patients in Ethiopia, South-Africa, Ukraine Read more

Kristian Van Kalmthout, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Amera Khan is a TB Technical Officer for the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH Initiative where she oversees projects focused on the implementation of digital adherence technologies to support TB treatment. Prior to that she worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of TB Elimination for over 15 years, most recently as a Lead for the TB Training Read more

Amera Khan, Technical Officer, TB REACH, Stop TB Partnership

Alexander Moran is currently a Technical Advisor for Data Analytics at URC. His work focuses primarily on data visualization, data analysis and data analytics for TB and HIV programs in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. He earned his MSPH in Global Disease Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has experience in TB infection prevention and control Read more

Alex Moran, Technical Advisor, Data Analytics, URC

Zhi Zhen Qin is an expert in the interfacing between digital health innovations, such as deep learning neural network, molecular diagnostics, drones, and public health, particularly in the context of human tuberculosis. Zhi Zhen Qin is managing the innovation funds (TB REACH initiative) at Stop TB Partnership/UNOPS through regular grant managementRead more

Zhi Zhen Qin, Senior Technical Officer, TB REACH

Dr. Zelalem Temesgen is an infectious disease specialist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He received his medical degree from Charles University- Karlova and Hradci Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Temesgen accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. Read more

Zelalem Temesgen, Mayo Clinic, USA M.D.

Anna Frühauf (BA, MSc) is a public health professional and the project owner of the eTB project for Doctors of Madagascar. After years of working in infectious diseases and community-based programming with Partners in Health in Sierra Leone and with the World Health Organization in Switzerland, Anna started her graduate medical degree in Germany. Anna works as a freelancer Read more

Anna Frühauf, Doctors of Madagascar

Vaishnavi Jondhale is an Operations Manager of PATH India’s TB-HIV program. She is currently working on private sector engagement projects on TB and on various information communication technology interventions. Since January 2014, Vaishnavi has worked on several projects including Private Provider Interface Agency (PPIA) Read more

Vaishnavi Jondhale, Operations Manager, PATH, India

Reshma heads Operations at Qure.ai and has over 8 years of experience in building and scaling product innovations in healthcare. She focuses on strategic operations and is passionate about new technologies and last mile healthcare delivery. With a background in engineering as well as management, she works closely with clients Read more

Resma Suresh, Head of Operations, Qure.ai

Foday Boima works as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Partners In Health (PIH) in Sierra Leone. As part of this role, he supervises and coordinates many of PIH’s projects by providing data-driven programmatic support and coordination, working closely with PIH’s medical informatics team. Aside from the MIND-TB project Read more

Foday Boima, Partners In Health (PIH)

Romano E. Garcia is a Microsoft Certified Professional with more than 10 years of solid experience in IT. He has worked in various multinational industries including the private sector and has contributed to the advancement of their IT systems and infrastructure. In 2011, he was awarded a Merit Certificate by University Research Co., LLC (URC) for his excellent accomplishments Read more

Roman Garcia, mHealth Specialist, URC, Philippines

Cuong Pham Duc is a Data Manager with over 18-years of experience in building online data collection systems and research data management. He had a lot of significant professional experiences with many different types of research, such as trial studies, social research. He currently works at Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Viet Nam as a Data Manager Read more

Cuong Pham Duac, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Xiaolin is a medical doctor, public health specialists, professor, and the Dalla Lana Chair in Global Health Policy in the University of Toronto.  He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of UK in 2012. Xiaolin has conducted research using implementation science frameworks to change clinical practice and make impacts at the policy level Read more

Xiaolin Wei, University of Toronto

Erez Yoeli is a research scientist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he directs the Applied Cooperation Team (ACT). His research focuses on altruism: understanding how it works and how to promote it. He collaborates with governments, nonprofits, and companies to apply the lessons of this research towards addressing real-world challenges Read more

Erez Yoeli, Keheala

Habeeb Akande is currently the Strategic Health Information Specialist with ABT Associates on their USAID – Sustaining Health Outcome in Private Sectors (SHOPS Plus) Project in Nigeria. Managing the deployment and scale up of TB screening and notification mobile application for accelerated referral and reporting of TB cases. Akande has also worked as Read more

Habeeb Akande, ABT Associates

Dr. Louis H. Kamulegeya holds a master’s degree in Public Health with a background in Medicine. Currently, Dr. Kamulegeya is the Digital Health Projects Manager at The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). Dr. Kamulegeya’s experience spans over 7 years of implementing digital health interventions in public health projects in collaboration with developmental partners Read more

Louis Kamulegeya, The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG), Uganda

Dr. Matsie Mphahlele is the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Advisor for TB South Africa Project-University Research Co., LLC (URC), providing technical support and coordination of IPC implementation. Before joining URC, she was the Implementation Science Director at JPS Africa responsible for readiness assessments Read more

Matsie Mphahlele, IPC Advisor, URC South Africa

Sabyasachi is currently the Head of Business Development at Dure Technologies, where he is responsible for implementing digital solutions in the public health space and leads engagement initiatives with high-profile partners like the UN, the Ministry of Health, donors, and NGOs across the globe. In addition, Sabyasachi has extensive experience Read more

Sabyasachi Das, Dure Technologies, India

Farouk Meralli is the Founder of mClinica Pharmacy Solutions, a healthcare startup connecting pharmacies in emerging markets through a common mobile technology platform. mClinica operates across southeast Asia connecting over 40,000 pharmacies and 170,000 pharmacy professionals which reach over 150 million patients. Read more

Farouk Meralli, CEO, mClinica, Indonesia and Philippines

Caoimhe Smyth is Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Programme Officer at the Stop TB Partnership. Before working at the Stop TB Partnership, she worked in the Global Fund CRG department, working on the CRG Strategic Initiative and also with Partners in Health in Boston, on the TB team and in Rwanda in the Community Health Worker Department. Ream more

Caoimhe Smyth, CRG Programme Officer, Stop TB Partnership, Global

Shibu is a medical doctor and public health expert with over 23-years of experience of working across the complete spectrum of Public Health Systems. With expertise in designing and deploying private sector engagement strategies for Urban Health System, Shibu brings in experience working with MSF, WHO, National TB Program, The UNION and PATH. Read more

Shibu Vijayan, Global TB Technical Director, PATH, India

Luan Vo is Chairman and Founder of Friends for International TB Relief (FIT) and Senior Technical Advisor for IRD VN. Luan is board member of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and has served as expert consultant to the Stop TB Partnership Read more

Luan Vo, Chairman and Founder of Friends for International TB Relief (FIT) and Senior Technical Advisor for IRD VN

Brian Citro is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, USA. He is also a technical consultant for the Stop TB Partnership and the UNDP HIV, Health and Development Group. Prior to this, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School Read more

Brian Citro, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, USA

Chris is the founder and CEO of SystemOne as well as the principal developer of GxAlert.  He has spent his career designing and developing technology solutions for public and private organizations.  If there is such a thing as the “art” of system design, that is what he practices – where qualities like simplicity, elegance, and pleasurable are as important as efficient Read more

Chris Macek, Founder and CEO of SystemOne

Taye Letta is a Senior Public Health professional specialist IV with a master’s degree in Public Health. He is a National TB and Leprosy manager and lead Technical Working Group of TB leprosy and TB/HIV prevention and control since Sep. 2017. He was a lecturer of the discipline of Public Health, head of clinical department and members in research Ethical review committee Read more

Taye Letta, TB leprosy and TB/HIV prevention and control Manager, Ethiopia

Driven by executing innovations that create impact and improve health, Vincent seeks international collaborations for applying EPCONs platform in real-world settings. With a background in GIS technology and economics, Vincent’s experience has very much concentrated on co-creation, collaborative business models and market expansion. Read more

Vincent Meurrens, CEO, EPCON, South Africa

Dr. Hoa Binh Nguyen has been co-PIs of multiple research projects in TB. He was involved in the implementation; analysis and writing of the report of the first TB prevalence in Vietnam 2006-2007. He’s also being a coordinator of the second TB prevalence survey in Viet Nam 2017. Read more

Ass. Prof. Nguyen Binh Hoa, MD., PhD works as Secretary of Vietnam NTP, Vice Director of Vietnam Integrated Center for TB and Respirology Research

Anna Marie Celina G. Garfin is a Medical Specialist IV and currently the designated National TB Program Manager of the Disease Prevention Control Bureau of the Department of Health. She has more than 20 years of experience working in TB control Read more

Anna Marie Celina G. Garfin, National TB Program Manager of the Disease Prevention Control Bureau of the Department of Health, Philippines

Dr. Shamiul Islam is the Director, Mycobacterial Disease Control (MBDC) Directorate, Line Director National TB Control Programme, Bangladesh since 2018. He was the Head of department and vice principal of Sir Salimullah Medical College. Read more

Prof. (Dr.) Md. Shamiul Islam, Director Mycobacterial Disease Control (MBDC) Directorate, Line Director National TB Control Programme, Bangladesh

Zolelwa Sifumba is a medical doctor from Durban, South Africa. She contracted tuberculosis as a result of her occupational exposure during her studies, struggled through the treatment process, and finally beat it. She has been a strong voice in the global fight against tuberculosis, sharing her story on international platforms to educate and give hope to others. Read more

Zolelwa Sifumba, Medical doctor from Durban, South Africa and TB survivor

Ms. Florita Dalida is a registered nurse who founded TB Health Education and Livelihood Support (TB HEALS) in 2018. TB HEALS is a patient support group that provides psychosocial counseling and conducts treatment adherence monitoring among MDRTB patients in the Province of Bulacan. Read more

Ms. Florita Dalida, Registered nurse who founder TB Health Education and Livelihood Support (TB HEALS), Philippines

Ms. Champagne Apelo served as President of Alliance of TB Control Advocates (ATCA) in the Philippines in 2013. As a DRTB survivor, she continues to share her life story with ATCA members and partner communities. She is one of the lead facilitators in capacity building workshops for TB education Read more

Ms. Champagne Apelo, President of Alliance of TB Control Advocates (ATCA) in the Philippines and DRTB survivor

Agenda

Time (ET) Event
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks: The role of digital technologies in a COVID-19-aware world

Description: This session will open the two-day TB CARE II “The Future of Digital Health for Ending TB” learning and knowledge series event. Context behind the event will be given and the importance of digital health for TB in the face of COVID-19 will be highlighted.

  • Paul Mahanna, Director, Office of Infectious Disease, Global Health Bureau, USAID/ Washington
    • Live talk, 10 minutes
  • Earl W. Gast, URC President
    • Live talk, 10 minutes
  • Dennis Falzon, Global TB Programme (GTB), Communicable Diseases (CDS), World Health Organization
    • Pre-recorded talk, 5 minutes
9:30-10:10 Presentation Session 1: Detecting TB with Digital Health Technologies

Moderators:

  • Kaiser Shen, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/W
  • Zhi Zhen Qin, Senior Technical Officer, TB REACH Zhi Zhen Qin
    • Live talk, 2-5 minutes total

Speakers

  • Reshma Suresh, Head of Operations, Qure.ai or Prashant Warier, CEO, Qure.ai, India, AI Enabled Case Detection and Management.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Vaishnavi Jondhale, Operations Manager, PATH, India, Innovation in Presumptive TB Screening – AI for X-Ray Image Recognition.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Anna Frühauf, Doctors for Madagascar; mTOMADY, Madagascar, Scale up of an integrated data-collection and finance tool for TB care in Madagascar: Introducing the eTB Project
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
10:10-11:10 Presentation Session 2: Treating TB with Digital Health Technologies

Moderators:

  • Alexander Golubkov, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/W
  • Krisitan van Kalmhout, ASCENT Project, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
    • Live talk, 2-5 minutes total

Speakers:

  • Erez Yoeli, Keheala, Behavioral science and digital health for better TB support
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Roman Garcia, mHealth Specialist, Philippines, ConnecTB Novel mHealth Tool to Improve MDR-TB Treatment Adherence.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Foday Boima, PIH, Sierra Leone, MIND TB – Digitizing Formal and Informal TB Care Pathways in Rural Sierra Leone.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Xiaolin Wei | Jun Hu | Pande Pasang, Shigatse Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, China, Improving tuberculosis patients’ treatment adherence via electronic monitors and an app versus usual care in Tibet: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Cuong Pham Duc, Thu-Anh Nguyen, Greg J Fox, Woolcock, Vietnam, The effect of digital dosing monitoring upon the adherence of patients treated for tuberculosis in Vietnam.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
11:10-11:50 Presentation Session 3: Preventing TB with Digital Health Technologies

Moderators:

  • Sevim Ahmedov, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/W
  • Jacqueline Huh, Head, External Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Stop TB Partnership
    • Live talk, 2-5 minutes total

Speakers:

  • Mphahlele M. IPC Advisor, URC South Africa, IPConnect
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Habeeb Akande | Emily Mangone | Bolanle Olusola-Faleye, Nigeria, A New Acceleration Towards Digital Health Technology: COVID-19 and the TB STARR Application.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Louis Henry Kamulegeya, The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG), Uganda, Lessons from Using a Telehealth Platform for Treatment Linkage and Adherence Support for Tuberculosis Patients in the Lango Sub-region of Uganda.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
Time (ET) Event
9:00 – 9:20 USAID TB CARE II: A Decade of TB Prevention, Detection and Control

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Enrich, Program Team Lead and AOR for TB CARE II, Tuberculosis Division, Infectious Disease Office, Global Health Bureau, USAID/Washington
  • Hala Jassim AlMossawi, TB CARE II Acting Director
    • Pre-recorded documentary, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live talk, 8-10 minutes total
9:20 – 10:20 Presentation Session 4: Innovations in the private sector

Moderators:

  • William Wells, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/W
  • Amera Khan, Technical Officer, TB REACH, Stop TB Partnership
    • Live talk, 2-5 minutes total

Speakers:

  • Luan Vo, CEO, Chairman and Head of the Vietnam Project Office, Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief (FIT), Vietnam
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Farouq Meralli, CEO, mClinica, Indonesia and Philippines, Digitally Empowering Pharmacists to Find and Fight TB.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Shibu Vijayan, Global TB Technical Director, PATH, Global, Private Provider Interface Agency (PPIA) – Digital Experience for Quality TB service Delivery.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Caoimhe Smyth, CRG Programme Officer, Stop TB Partnership, Global, OneImpact: Community-led monitoring of the TB response for enhanced social accountability
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Sabyasachi Das, Dure Technologies, India, Comprehensive TB monitoring, surveillance, and community engagement digital platforms.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
10:20-11:10 Presentation Session 5: Data analysis and data analytics for ending TB

Moderators:

  • Alex Moran, Technical Advisor, Data Analytics, URC
  • Zelalem Temesgen, Mayo Clinic, USA Temesgen, Zelalem, M.D.
    • Live talk, 2-5 minutes total

Speakers:

  • Vincent Meurrens, Epidemic control & mapping: Vincent Meurrens, CEO, EPCON, South Africa.
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Chris Macek, CEO SystemOne, Connecting Services Across the TB Cascade of Care
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Brian Citro, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University, USA, Data Privacy and Security and the Opportunity Cost of Digital Health Technologies for TB
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
  • Erez Yoeli, Keheala, Enabling Differentiated Care with Machine Learning
    • Pre-recorded talk, 8-10 minutes total
    • Live questions and answers, 2-5 minutes total
11:10-11:50 Presentation Session 6: Real-World Implementation

  • Moderator: Kaiser Shen, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID/W
  • Dennis Falzon, WHO
    • Live talk, 2-5 minutes total

Speakers:

  • Vietnam, Nguyen Nhung and Hoa Binh, NTP Vietnam
  • Ethiopia, Taye Letta, NTP Manager
  • Philippines, Celine Garfin, NTP Manager
  • Bangladesh, Prof. (Dr.) Md. Shamiul Islam, Director Mycobacterial Disease Control Directorate, Line Director NTP, Bangladesh
    • Live panel, 25 minutes total
  • 3 TB Survivors
    • Pre-recorded and live session, 10-13 minutes total
11:50-12:00 Concluding Remarks:

Speaker:

  • Cheri Vincent, Chief of TB Division, Infectious Diseases Office, Global Health Bureau, USAID/W
    • Live talk, 10 minutes total

TB CARE II Digital platforms

Link to TB Pages