• The workshop series is being hosted over a period of several years, which will create a venue and body of knowledge that can explicitly consider and address developments over a period of a few years, thus permitting relatively quick adjustments in knowledge and strategy.
  • The workshop series convenes international experts, permitting exchange of information among experts from each of the participating countries and globally.
  • Each workshop in the series will result in publication by the U.S. National Academies of a summary document that reports the proceedings from each country-specific workshop.

This workshop in New Delhi will address the current status of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India and across the globe; highlight key challenges to controlling the spread of drug-resistant strains; and discuss innovative strategies to advance and harmonize local and international efforts to prevent and treat drug-resistant TB.


8:30-9:00 a.m.   Registration and Tea
        Welcomes, Background, and Workshop Objectives
9:00-9:40 a.m.   KRISHAN LAL
Indian National Science Academy
        GAIL CASSELL, Forum Co-Chair
Harvard Medical School
Infectious Disease Research Institute
Indian National Science Academy
Indian Council of Medical Research
        Keynote Addresses
9:40-10:00 a.m.   ASHOK KUMAR
Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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