Tuberculosis (TB)

Android Application: Course on MDR-TB

The global scale-up to address the challenge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will require health care workers in low-resource countries to improve their knowledge and skills to detect and care for larger numbers of MDR-TB patients. In order to maximize the dissemination of the World Health Organization’s guidance on programmatic management of drug-resistant TB (PMDT), the Stop TB Department has supported the World Medical Association (WMA) and New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute to create applications for use on tablet computers based on its web-based training course on PMDT.

The project was made possible through an unrestricted grant provided by the Eli Lilly MDR-TB Partnership. The current app is being released for the Android platform; the Apple iPad version will also be available shortly. Once the app is installed much of the course content is then accessible offline. You can find the Android app for free installation by typing the letters mdrtb in Google Play Store or clicking on the link below: