To meet the urgent global demand for technical assistance on the use of CAD and X-ray in TB programs, Stop TB Partnership’s Focus Group on AI-based Imaging for TB (FG-AITB) was launched as a global platform that brings together prospective, early, and experienced implementers of these technologies.  

The objectives of the Focus Group are:  

  • Create a space for early, existing, and prospective CAD implementers and country programs to exchange experiences and lessons learned about using CAD in the TB response.  
  • Share resources and provide technical support to implement and scale-up these solutions. 
  • Facilitate global south-south connection, learning, and exchange in this subject area.  

Current activity

The Focus Group is currently hosting a series of interactive webinars for programmes to learn more about implementation of CAD and ultra-portable X-ray machines, featuring expert guest presenters from CAD developers to global policymakers, and experienced implementers:

  • Nigeria (webinar 3, done)
  • Uganda,
  • Philippines 
  • Vietnam
  • Bangladesh
  • DRC
  • Kenya  

Each webinar focuses on a topic of concern for members including CAD vendor selection, threshold selection, safety and regulation for using ultra-portable X-rays.  

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