Training course for TB clinicians 

January 24-31, 2024

Innovations in the treatment and management of drug-resistant tuberculosis

About the course

This comprehensive seven-day course is designed to support TB professionals in the effective implementation of the latest DR-TB guidelines, recommendations and scientific evidence on the clinical and programmatic management of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

Time & language

  • This course will be conducted January 24-31, 2024 (7 working days, including Saturday, 27 of January)
  • Course language - English.


WHO CC for Research and Training in Management of MDR-TB Latvia - the International Training Center of the Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, Riga East University Hospital


The WHO CC Latvia faculty involves more than 20 experts, clinicians, scientists, nurses and other public health workers working in TB care. For course delivery, guest lecturers are invited to cover specific topics according to the curriculum and their expertise.


To apply for this course, please complete the course registration form by December 12, 2023 (deadline for registration).

Course registration form

Fees & visa support

  • The tuition fee for this course is 1600 EUR per participant, covering: training materials, field visits, lunches and coffee breaks on working days/working hours, local transfers, and visa invitation support.
  • In addition to the tuition fee participants should cover their international flight, hotel accommodation, visa, and other personal expenses.
  • Please note, that payments are possible only by bank transfers based on the invoice issued by the Latvian Society against TB or a contract with the collaborating institution.
  • WHO CC Latvia will arrange the accommodation for all guests at 4* hotel in Riga city center for a special group price. You will receive detailed information after registration for the course.
  • Please check if you need a visa for travel to Latvia, WHO CC Latvia will provide support in visa invitation arrangements.  

Exchange of experience course to strengthen the expertise and knowledge of TB specialists in the clinical management of DR-TB, in line with the current TB Action plan for the WHO European Region 2023-2030, as well as emerging approaches and evidence in the programmatic management of drug-resistant TB.

The course includes intensive fieldwork - interactive case analysis, study visits, group discussions and presentations of participants. 

Feedback from the course participants: 

The main strengths of this training are the opportunity to network with colleagues from other countries, share experiences, draw on the knowledge of other colleagues, and especially the expertise of the trainers of this course (course in August 2023).

The course was comprehensible. Based on and relevant to clinical practice (course in August 2023).
The topics of the course fully revealed the problematic issues that arise in the field of early detection, diagnosis and treatment of TB patients in our country (course in April 2023).

The course is very well organized and managed. The trainers are open, friendly and willing to share their knowledge. Thank you for the training (course in April 2023).

Contact information:

  • Course director Dr. Liga Kuksa,;
  • Course coordinator Liga Rusmane,;  t. +371 29774267