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The TBMM Network

Our goals
The TB Multimorbidity Network is a dynamic and growing network of people with the common goal to better understand the problem of TB multimorbidity, develop evidence on how to tackle it, and support the spread and take-up of research findings by TB programmes and services.

Our overall goal is to improve the lives of people with TB multimorbidity across the world. 

We welcome researchers, policy makers, clinicians and people living with or recovered from TB and their supporters to join the Network. The Network currently includes experts in TB, health systems, policy, research methods, mental health, diabetes, chronic lung conditions, HIV/AIDS and other communicable and non-communicable diseases that disproportionately affect people living with TB.

Below is a list of organisations currently engaged with the network:

Advancement through Research and Knowledge (ARK), Bangladesh
Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Epidemiological Laboratory (EpiLab), Sudan
Health and Social Research Forum, (HERD Intl), Nepal
Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Pakistan
The Union
IMPALA Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Kenya,
Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa TB Programme, Pakistan
Kings College London (KCL), UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
National Diabetes Task Force and Pakistan Endocrine Society, Pakistan
National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Mbeya, Tanzania
Pakistan Psychiatric Society, Pakistan
Peshawar Medical College (PMC), Pakistan
Prime Institute of Public Health (PIPH), Pakistan
National TB Programme (NTP), Pakistan
Public Health England, UK
University of York, UK

Joining the TBMM Network
The Network meets every 6 months to hear about the latest research on TB multimorbidity, and to advise the TBMM project on their plans. A key role is to help support the research and to increase the spread of our findings. 

We held our first Network meeting in June 2020 at which we presented findings from a World Health Survey Analysis to identify clusters of conditions in people with TB. You can view the slides and webinar here.

This is an open network and we welcome new members. Please contact us if you would like information about joining.

The Terms of Reference for the network can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Capacity Building
A key role of the network is to build research capacity and to develop proposals for future research on TB multimorbidity.

We regularly hold webinars on a variety of topics which are open to anyone interested in addressing TB multimorbidity. We currently have 2 ongoing training webinar series, one for systematic reviews and the other on research leadership.

Engaging with policy makers
Our team at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania is planning a 2 day policy forum in January 2021, with TB and other relevant stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, including the Non-Communicable Disease Department and the HIV team.

The policy forum will also engage community organisations and those affected by TB.  We plan similar events in Pakistan and Sudan.

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