The TB MAC Symposium at the Union conference in Liverpool was on ‘Modelling to overcome resistance to TB drugs and the End TB Strategy’ and took place on Saturday the 29th of October, from 13:30-15:00, in Session Room 3A.
We had five speakers who presented their findings from their research funded by TB MAC :
1) Cost-effectiveness of triage testing for facility-based systematic screening of tuberculosis in Uganda – Achilles Katamba (Uganda)
2) Tradeoffs in new anti-tuberculosis drug introduction policies: a model based analysis – Amber Kunkel (United States of America)
3) Capturing in situ fitness costs to drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Peru – Gwen Knight (United Kingdom)
4) Understanding the contribution of social protection to accelerate TB elimination – Delia Boccia (United Kingdom)
5) Illness-related impoverishment averted by TB control: findings for India and South Africa – Stephane Verguet (United States of America)