25-27 January 2012 | Lome, Togo
WHO in collaboration with the TB/HIV Working Group and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a three-day workshop in Lome, Togo to accelerate the implementation of the revised guidelines on IMCI/IMAI/IMPAC and the Three I’s for HIV/TB from 25-27 January 2012. This was the third implementation workshop in the African Region dedicated to such issues, the first being held for Southern African countries in South Africa in March 2011 and the second for East African countries in Uganda in July 2011. The workshop was attended by 66 participants, comprising representatives from National HIV and TB programmes, monitoring and evaluation focal points and civil society from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Senegal, Rwanda, Guinea and Togo. The workshop objectives were to present the updated IMAI/IMCI/IMPAC tools, the updated 3 interlinked patient monitoring system and the 2011 guidelines on Intensive TB case-finding and isoniazid preventive therapy; to identify priority actions to improve recording and reporting formats and strengthen monitoring and evaluation and to discuss the role of civil society. The workshop concluded with countries updating their current TB/HIV plans in accordance with the latest WHO recommendations and tools, defining actions that need to be strengthened or scaled up. All countries highlighted the need to strengthen collaboration with mother and child health programmes and the need to introduce TB screening among pregnant women. For more details on the workshop, including agenda and presentations please visit the links below.