COVID-19 ECHO Session #43: Tuberculosis and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tackling the challenge

May 2, 2021

On 29 April, 2021 this COVID-19 ECHO session was convened to discuss tuberculosis (TB) and the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel discussion session was moderated by Rinuka Garde, Senior Advisor at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and included three renowned experts in the field of TB and general lung health, including: Lucica Ditu, Executive Director Stop TB; Prof Moses Joloba, Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda; and Tamryan Green, Ms South Africa 2018 and Patient Advocate. They shared their personal and professional experiences and insights on the global challenges of SARS-CoV-2 and TB. This enriching discussion focussed on three key aspects: 1) reflecting on the dual burden of the COVID-19 and TB, 2) global and local perspectives, and 3) effective strategies for addressing both TB and COVID-19 without undermining either of them. Please follow the links here to view the recorded ECHO session.