19 October-30 November 2020
The 51st Union World Conference On Lung Health


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EP08-COVID-19 and TB: friends or foes?
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EP08-COVID-19 and TB: friends or foes?
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EP08-168-21-TB and Covid-19: Bangladesh perspective and challengesCovid-19 posed challenges in tuberculosis (TB) control in Bangladesh. During the first two months of the pandemic, a decrease in TB patients was reported. Patient-centred care was ensured by providing medicine to the patients and using telecommunication. Interim and long-term preparedness is required to resume enhanced momentum of TB control.
Mahfuza Rifat

EP08-169-21-The impact of Covid-19 on TB control in the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital, Mombasa County, KenyaKenya confirmed its first case of Covid-19 on 12 March 2020. In an effort to combat the pandemic Kenya, like the rest of the world, introduced some changes to its health service delivery. Being a country with a high tuberculosis (TB) burden, this had an impact on TB patients accessing care.
Cosmas Mwashumbe

EP08-170-21-Design and organisation of a temporary intensive care ward in response to the COVID-19 pandemicCOVID-19 placed a heavy burden on medical services. We designed and organised a temporary intensive care unit (ICU) ward within 48 hours. The space design, environmental cleaning and patients' daily care were the key steps to organising a practical ICU ward during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xiangfeng Li

EP08-171-21-Trend analysis of exponential increase of COVID-19 cases in PakistanThe study was conducted to see the trends of COVID-19 among the Pakistani population. Pakistan started to feel the impact of the outbreak in mid-March with an increase in the number of cases at an alarming pace. So far, Sindh and Punjab province are the worst hit provinces with wide-spread community transmission.
Nadia Noreen

EP08-172-21-Sustaining TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic: experience and lessons learned from Nigeria in 2020Measures put in place to control the COVID-19 pandemic had the potential for interrupting tuberculosis (TB) services and erasing the gain made in TB control. Sustaining TB programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic became a priority of the national TB programme in Nigeria and the steps taken are documented and described in this study. 
Fadare Amos Omoniyi

EP08-175-21-Psychological experiences of mobile van TB screening team during COVID- 19 pandemic in Blantyre, MalawiResults have shown that health workers, working under MDU, experience several psychological challenges in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic and have compromised TB screening services. Therefore, mental health interventions are needed to mitigate these challenges. Self-coping style and psychological growth are important for health workers to maintain mental health.
Khwima Esther Mkalira

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OA-14-COVID-19: the great disrupter
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12:30 - 12:35: Introduction

12:35 - 12:43: OA-14-585-22-The contribution of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections to transmission: a model-based analysis of the Diamond Princess outbreak A key gap in the understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infection is the extent to which individuals, who are experiencing asymptomatic infections, contribute to transmission. We used a transmission model of COVID-19 to estimate the proportion, infectiousness and contribution to transmission of asymptomatic infections during the outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Jon C. Emery

12:43 - 12:51: OA-14-586-22-Effect of COVID-19 on TB patient notification in Japan To investigate the impact of COVID-19 spread on tuberculosis (TB) patients notification in Japan, we compared and analysed the numbers of newly notified TB cases in the first quarter of 2019 and 2020.

Kazuhiro Uchimura

12:51 - 12:59: OA-14-587-22-Contacts or care? Impact of COVID-19-related disruption on TB burden COVID-19-related disruptions could increase tuberculosis (TB) burden through negatively affecting health services and/or decrease transmission through reduced social contact. The impact on incidence may depend on the balance between these opposing factors. However, any benefit of distancing on the number of TB deaths, is likely to be outweighed by health service disruption.

Rebecca C. Harris

12:59 - 13:07: OA-14-588-22-The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on active TB case finding interventions in Nigeria: the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria experience The COVID-19 epidemic impacted negatively on the tuberculosis (TB) programme in Nigeria. Results from two core, active TB case finding interventions being implemented by KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria - the TB surge and WoW campaigns - showed a progressive decline in achievement from the onset of COVID-19 to date.  

Bethrand Odume

13:07 - 13:15: OA-14-589-22-Willingness to test for TB among symptomatic community members in an era of COVID-19: findings from an exploratory mixed methods study from Anambra State, Nigeria We explored the impact of the COVID-19 response on willingness to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) test at the community level. The language of communication of the COVID-19 interventions seemed to evoke fear among community members and negatively affected their willingness to do a TB test, despite having symptoms of TB. 

Chukwuebuka Ugwu

13:15 - 13:23: OA-14-590-22-Use of virtual and community-delivery platforms to prevent multidrug-resistant TB treatment interruption during the national COVID-19 response: lessons from Uganda COVID-19 came with unprecedented disruptions in the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. This was particularly the case as a nationwide lockdown was announced, restricting community care of drug-resistant tuberculosis where over 80% of the patients are.

Enock Kizito

13:23 - 13:31: OA-14-591-22-Implementation of psychosocial support services for patients with TB during the quarantine regime due to COVID-19 In response to the emergency, the Ukraine national tuberculosis (TB) programme and the project quickly reformatted the implementation of services for patients with TB in order to ensure continuous access to anti-TB treatment and psychosocial support during the quarantine regime due to COVID-19.

Tanya Ismagilova

13:31 - 13:50: Q&A

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