"Innovations in treatment and management of drug-resistant TB"  

5 working days (13-15/06 and 20-21/06, 2022) - Russian language

5 working days (9-11/01 and 16-17/01, 2023) - English language

This online course is designed to build the capacity of TB specialists in TB clinical management. Participants of this course will learn about the updates from the WHO consolidated guidelines and recommendations, as well as the recent advances, innovations, and digital solutions in the clinical and programmatic management of drug-resistant TB.



  • TB elimination in the WHO European Region: a progress review, key actions, and challenges.
  • Introduction of the WHO consolidated guidelines on TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and screening into clinical practice.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection.
  • Modified shorter all-oral regimens for treatment of DR-TB.
  • Management of anti-TB drug side effects. aDSM. Pharmacovigilance.
  • Management of DR-TB in special situations.  
  • TB diagnosis and treatment for HIV co-infected patients.
  • Monitoring and evaluating of treatment effectiveness.
  • Intersectoral collaboration on ending TB, HIV, and Hepatitis C in countries.
  • Developing models of care for DR-TB patients; people-centered TB care. VOT and digital technologies.
  • Health communication for health care workers working with TB.
  • Fundamentals of infection control.


  • The faculty of WHO CC Latvia involves more than 20 experts, clinicians, scientists, researchers, nurses, and other public health sector staff engaged in TB care.
  • In addition, WHO CC Latvia regularly cooperates with international organizations and projects to bring abroad experts from the field and provide high-level, evidence-based up-to-date training.


  • Series of online lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, live demonstrations, group work sessions, participant’s presentations;
  • Virtual site visits to TB facilities of the TB and Lung Diseases Center of Riga East University Hospital.
  • The Working language of the online course 13-15/06 and 20-21/06, 2022  is the Russian language; 
  • The Working language of the online course 9-11/01 and 16-17/01, 2023   is the English language


  • The online training will be delivered using the platform (Latvian time zone EEST / GMT + 3). 
  • The course registration deadline for Russian speaking course is 05/05/2022 (COURSE DESCRIPTION IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AVAILABLE HERE)
  • The course registration deadline for English speaking course is 29/12/2022
  • The tuition fee for this course is EUR 500 per person.

Online course application form 

After the registration closing date participants will receive a confirmation of enrollment letter,  course agenda and Invoice for participation with the payment due date on 26/05/2022 (Russian speaking course) / 05/01/2023(English speaking course). 

All enrolled participants will receive detailed instructions with information on how to use the Zoom training platform, a description of the training methodology, training materials and other relevant information.

For more information and assistance, please contact course organizers:, t. +371 67048246

Reviews by the participants 

An accessible and case-based presentation of the material; the opportunity to revisit the lecture material, daily monitoring of the trainee's progress and regular attendance check-ups during the day

All the topics have been extremely interesting and relevant for today. The trainers explained their respective topics competently and clearly and gave detailed answers to questions. Communication was good, there were no interruptions in the broadcast, despite the large number of people connected

The friendliness and professionalism of the coaches, constant feedback from/to the listeners, interesting discussions of clinical cases, examples with voting, access to new information, the possibility to discuss issues and carry out country work in the virtual room

Provision of the training materials in accordance with the latest recommendations. Impressed by the quality of the illustrative material presented in the form of virtual tours to hospital departments and laboratories, as well as presentation/provision of material from other locations