Drug-resistant tuberculosis: collaborative regional leadership required

Suman S Majumdar, Ben J Marais, Justin T Denholm and Warwick J Britton
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.00239
Published online: 17 March 2014

The drug-resistant tuberculosis crisis provides urgency and focus for coordinated action to improve regional health and development

  • Suman S Majumdar1
  • Ben J Marais2,3
  • Justin T Denholm4,5
  • Warwick J Britton6

  • 1 Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 5 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 6 National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control, Centenary Institute and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


The opinions expressed are our own. They have, however, arisen and been refined from discussions within the newly formed Australasian Tuberculosis Forum, a coalition of organisations and individuals working in TB research, care and prevention. A full list of supporting organisations can be found at

Competing interests:

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