Tools, tips and guides

    • TB and MDR-TB infographic: We’re leaving no-one behind

      Treatment for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) is long, arduous and financially crippling for many patients in low-income countries. Find out how our research is helping improve mental wellbeing and treamtment completion rates for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised populations in Nepal, Bangladesh and China.

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    • Desk guide on psychosocial counselling for health workers treating MDR-TB patients, Nepal

      This desk guide, in Nepali, is one of a suite of information, education and communication (IEC) materials designed as part of our intervention for improving the psychosocial wellbeing of MDR-TB patients and their families in Nepal.

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    • MDR-TB flipbook for health workers, Nepal

      This flipbook has been produced as part of our study into improving the psychosocial wellbeing of MDR-TB patients and their families. Written in Nepali, its aim is to help guide health workers as they educate and advise patients during consultations.

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    • Information and education leaflet for MDR-TB patients, Nepal

      Our research shows that lack of information about MDR-TB and its treatment can add to patients' anxiety and depression. This leaflet, in Nepali, is part of a suite of information, education and communication (IEC) materials produced address this knowledge gap, not just for patients, but for families and health workers too.

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    • Information and education leaflet for MDR-TB patients’ families, Nepal

      Our research in Nepal shows that families are crucial in supporting MDR-TB patients through their long and difficult treatment regimen. This information leaflet in Nepali is aimed at helping families understand more about the disease, its treatment and supporting the patient.

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    • World TB Day 2017 factsheet, Bangladesh

      ARK Foundation, Bangladesh, has produced this leaflet in partnership with the NTP to mark World TB Day 2017. As well as background information about the TB burden in Bangladesh, it summarises current disease data and the latest country-wide achievements to fight TB.

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    • Infographic: Can behaviour change support reduce tobacco use in Nepal?

      Overall we found that behaviour change interventions delivered in primary care settings can be effective: 37% of smokers in our study were able to quit following the intervention. However, there are important lessons to learn and share around tailoring materials to the local context and training and supporting healthcare workers to deliver the intervention. This infographic captures the key results and learning points from our research.

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    • Integrated Prevention and Management of Selected Acute and Chronic Illness (IPMSACI) – Job Aid

      This quick-glance guide is designed to help Community Health Care Providers (CHCPs) prevent and manage a range of acute and chronic illnesses in adults.

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    • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Job Aid – English version

      This job aid is an English translation of a Bangla quick-glance guide designed to help Community Health Care Providers (CHCPs) diagnose and treat six major diseases.

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    • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Job Aid – Bangla version

      This job aid is the Bangla version of a tool distributed among 14,000 Community Health Care Providers (CHCPs) in Bangladesh. It reminds CHCPs what to ask and look for in the diagnosis and treatment of six major diseases.

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    • Top tips 1: How to choose the right journal

      5 quick but crucial tips on how to choose the right journal when you are publishing your research. This is one of a series of 6 top tips sheets developed during the COMDIS-HSD Writing Workshop.

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    • Top tips 2: How to write an introduction

      The quality of your introduction could determine whether a reviewer progresses or rejects your paper. These top tips, developed during the COMDIS-HSD Writing Workshop, will help you stay on track.

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    • Top tips 3: How to do a literature search

      How do you get the most from online literature search tools? Read these top tips drawn from our expert mentors at the COMDIS-HSD Writing Workshop.

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    • Top tips 4: How to use tables in your paper

      Use these quick tips - developed during the COMDIS-HSD Writing Workshop - to find out whether your tables pass the litmus test for clarity, relevance and usefulness.

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    • Top tips 5: How to write a great abstract and title

      It is important that your abstract is neither written too early, nor handled as a rushed afterthought. See these top tips from our expert authors at the COMDIS-HSD Writing Workshop.

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    • Top tips 6: How to submit your paper and deal with reviewers

      What can you expect from the submission and review process and how can you make it a smooth as possible? Find out by reading these quick tips developed during the COMDIS-HSD Writing Workshop.

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