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Street 1: Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 791 - Cidade Universitária - Ilha do Fundão -
Street 2:
Post Code: 21941-904
Country: Brazil
Phone: 55 21 35252434
Organization Email:
Web Site: http://WWW.REDETB.ORG
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Martha
Last Name: Oliveira
Title: MD, PhD

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Adriane
Last Name: Sabroza

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Isolated and focused efforts by Brazilian scientists in basic, clinical and operational reserch launched in 2001 in order to minimize the serious TB problem in Brazil. Only in the last 4 years in Brazil, has been given emphasis of public policies targeting TB control that include research activities. Recently the trends of scientific articles about tuberculosis in Brazil published between 1986 and 2006 were analyzed. The analysis showed initially case report and review publications, and later it shifted to original articles on science, technology and innovation. These changes may reflect the strengthening of scientific research activities and new attitudes regarding tuberculosis research objectives in academic institutions in recent years. It is recommended that the next bills to foster research by brazilian organizations and multilateral organizations have the specific objective to cover poorly explored areas in the country such as: operational and health system research, research in education, costs and management, explanatory and pragmatic clinical trials, new vaccines and new interventions in TB control actions. (Kritski AL, Villa TS, Trajman A, Lapa e Silva, JR Medronho RA, Ruffino-Netto A. Duas décadas de pesquisa em tuberculose no Brasil: estado da arte das publicações científicas/ Two decades of research on tuberculosis in Brazil: state of the art of scientific publications. Rev Saude Publica 2007 Sep;41 Suppl:9-14).

One relevant aspect is the need for integrated, mutidisciplinary, and sustainable long range investments for the development of new tools for TB control. Since 2001, has been consolidated the REDE-TB, in line with the installed capacity and strength of the groups involves, as outlined below:

Multicentric clinical trials to evaluate new therapies.
WHO has stressed the need for articulation of national TB and AIDS Programs in order to maximize their control. Implementation of sites for clinical trials of new drugs and vaccines in
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Brazil
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
The Brazilian Network for Tuberculosis Research (NET-TB) is characterized by an innovative, multidisciplinary and multi-institutional and intersectoral approach prioritizes transdisciplinarity. It is formed by researchers from basic, epidemiological, clinical, and operational and civil society representatives from the five Brazilian regions.

This strategy aims at scientific and technological capacity in the country for the development of new technologies and new products, as well as collaboration in reviewing public poíticas necessary to control tuberculosis. Another priority, to achieve its mission is to train high level manpower through graduate courses and trainings sensu lato.


Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Brazil
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa
United States of America
Viet Nam


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
The area of ??Social Mobilization is coordinated by TB NETWORK Network Paulista Social Control of TB and the TB NGO Forum, State of Rio de Janeiro.
Works to raise awareness, mobilize, coordinate and empower civil society organizations (NGOs) for social control of tuberculosis. The priority area is about those socially vulnerable groups such as the homeless, those with HIV, the prison population, sex workers, drug addicts and impoverished communities, isolated by traffic, as in many communities of Rio de Janeiro.

The overall goal is an area sensitize society to look tuberculosis as physical illness and social stimulate the expansion of the program DOTS (directly observed treatment for tuberculosis) and FHP (Family Health Program), for greater participation of Community Health Workers and local community leaders. To achieve this goal, we seek to give visibility to organizations that make up the area of ??mobilization, conducting meetings, trainings and publications.
The importance of the area within the Rede-TB is collaborating with the discussion, research and public policy development assistance to tuberculosis, which can contribute to the reduction of social inequalities, especially in health. The area identified in the community, possible cases of tuberculosis, forwards them to the Health Services and promotes access and adherence to treatment, increasing the number of patients cured.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 15, 2009
Last updated: November 30, 2012