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DEWG Focus: Quarterly Newsletter of the DOTS Expansion Working Group

The DOTS Expansion Working Group (DEWG)is pleased to share with you the first issue of DEWG Focus-our quarterly newsletter.This newsletter aims to keep you abreast of DEWGs activities and facilitate the sharing of information, experiences and ideas on how to ensure equitable access to high-quality DOTS services for all people with TB. As we endeavour to communicate more regularly with you, our partners, supporters and stakeholders, we invite you to share your experiences, contact us for any enquiries, comments or further information. We look forward to stimulating a two-way dialogue.

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11th DEWG meeting: 25 October 2011

The purpose of the 11th DEWG meeting was to present and discuss with the 22 TB High Burden Countries and Partners the latest global developments in TB Control, among which: global progress on PPM and ways to accelerate PPM scale up in countries including the outcome of the 7th PPM subgroup meeting; the contributions of TBREACH to Intensified Case Finding; the current status of the early implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF; and, the revised TB Case and outcome definitions related to the use of rapid diagnostic tools. During the meeting, the INAT subgroup launched a practical directory of new advances to support the appropriate uptake of new (and WHO endorsed) technologies and tools. More information

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