Outcomes in children treated for tuberculosis with the new dispersible fixed-dose combinations in Port Moresby
V Apis, M Landi, SM Graham, T Islam, J Amini, G Sabumi, AM Mandalakas, T Meae, P du Cros, HD Shewade, H Welch
PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION | INT UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS LUNG DISEASE (I U A T L D) | Published : 2019
This research was conducted as part of the first Operational Research Course for Tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The specific training programme that resulted in this publication was developed and implemented by the Burnet Institute (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) in collaboration with the PNG Institute of Medical Research (Goroka) and University of PNG (Port Moresby), and supported by the PNG National Department of Health Emergency Response Taskforce for MDR and XDR-TB, the National TB Programme and Western Provincial Health Office, Daru, PNG. The model is based on the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT), a global partnership led by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization (WHO/TDR).The investigators thank S Sai, T Dunstan, L Oeika and the nursing team at the paediatric TB ward of Port Moresby General Hospital (Port Morseby, PNG) who contributed to the data collection. The Child TB Project is funded through a grant from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Canberra, ACT, Australia). The training programme was delivered as part of the Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaboration Initiative, which is supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Menzies School of Health Research (Darwin, NT, Australia) and the Burnet Institute. The views expressed in this publication are the authors' alone and are not necessarily the views of the Australian or PNG Governments. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.