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Name: Unidad de Tratamiento Directamente Observado "Servicios Clínicos"
Street 1: García Mariño, 4
Street 2:
City: Barcelona
Province: Barcelona
Post Code:
Country: Spain
Phone: +34 934174602
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Maria
Last Name: Altet-Gomez
Title: Medicine Doctor, Pneumologist

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Maite
Last Name: Moliner-Gascón
Phone: +34 934174602

General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Health
Organization Description:
From 1993 our Hosital is the Reference Centre for DOTS in Barcelona: we do DOTS to TB patients as internment at the Hospital or outside it with a team of Health Professionals trained to administer TB drugs at their home, their work or where the patient needs. We have a medical team of specialized doctors (pulmonologists, epidemiology) and other health professionals as sotial workers, psycologist and phisiotherapist. All the members of our organization are involved with TB.
We think we can colaborate with the DOTS Expansion Goup as we have a lard experience in treating TB with DOTS.
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
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:
We contibute with:
1)Treating with DOT all patints with high risk factors of non-adherence sended to the Unity by the control programme, hospitals and spcilyzed Unity of Tuberculosis Drassanes-Valld'Hebron Hospital, and with a trained teams outside Barcelona as Lleida and Tarragona.
2) Collaborating in research projects at national level and european level (TB-NET)
3) Developping guidelines abouth TB with the "Unidad Internacional de Investigación de Barcelona" and the Tuberculosis Control Programme of Catalonia.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Spain
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


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:
In 1993 the TB Control Programme of Ctalonia decided to have the DOTS Strategy to treat and cure TB patients with risk factors of non-adherence. We went to New York to know how we needed to do it. "Serveis Clinics" was the responsible for organize and develop this activity: patients in DOTs are: homeless, drug-addicts, unemployments, alcohol users, new cases or relapses, malignancies, HIV patients, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, Total-Resistant-TB, transplantement need, anti-TNF treatments and all other pacients who can't to do the treatment at home. We think we can be involved with Spot TB Partnership.

Drug-Resistant TB:
All TB patients diagnosed in Catalonia are sended to "Serveis Clinics Hospital" to be treated for their Drug Resistant TB.

Patients with TB and HIV who can't be treated at home, are sended at Serveis Clinics for their TB treatment.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Our reference laboratory is at the "Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol", with Dr Ausina (a member of the Stop-TTB)

New Diagnostics:
We are using the Gen XpertMDR/TB-RIF method, and the genotyping and methods for the rapid detection of mycobacterias.

New TB Drugs:
When will be available, we will can use of them.

New TB Vaccines:
We are in contact with Dr Pere Joan Cardona of "Hospital Trias i Pujol" tho is working with a new TB vaccine.

Fundamental Research:
We do research on epidemiology, clinical diagnostic and outcomes of TB treatment.


Declaration of interests:
I don't have any conflict of interest. Research we are doing are competitive projects from the Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácicas (SEPAR) and the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria de la Sefuridad Social (FISS)from the Ministry of Health, Sapin.
We don't have any conflict of interest with any laboratories or private industry.

Application date: June 27, 2014
Last updated: July 15, 2014