PHTB Consult

Consultancy and training for Public Health, TB and HIV


Selection of publications that PHTB Consult contributed to:

  1. Vijayan S, Jondhale V, Pande T, Khan A, Brouwer M, Hegde A, Gandhi R et al. Implementing a chest X-ray artificial intelligence tool to enhance tuberculosis screening in India: Lessons learned. PLOS Digit Health. 2023 Dec 7;2(12): e0000404.
  2. Garg T, Panibatla V, Carel JP, Shanta A, Bhardwaj M, Brouwer M. Navigate the Diagnostic and Treatment Pathways? An Implementation Research from India. Trop Med Infect Dis [Internet]. 2021 Nov 15;6(4).
  3. Pande T, Aguilera Vasquez N, Cazabon D, Creswell J, Brouwer M, Ramis O, Stevens RH, Ananthakrishnan R, Qayyum S, Alphonsus C, Oga-Omenka C, Nafade V, Sen P, and Pai M. Finding the Missing Millions: Lessons from 10 Active Case Finding Interventions in High Tuberculosis Burden Countries. BMJ Global Health 2020 5(12): e003835. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003835.
  4. Munnink Oude B, Sikkema R, Nieuwenhuijse D, Molenaar R, Munger E, Molenkamp R, Spek A van der, Tolsma P, Rietveld A, Brouwer M, Bouwmeester-Vincken N, Harders F, Hakze-van der Honing R, Wegdam-Blans M, Bouwstra R, Geurts-vanKessel C, Eijk A van der, Velkers F, Smit L, Stegeman A, Poel W van der, and Koopmans M. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on Mink Farms between Humans and Mink and Back to Humans. Science 2020. doi: 10.1126/science.abe5901.
  5. Garg T, Gupta V, Sen D, Verma M, Brouwer M, Mishra R, Bhardwau M. Prediagnostic loss to follow-up in an active case finding tuberculosis programme: a mixed-methods study from rural Bihar, India. BMJ Open, 2020 May 15; 10(5): e033706.
  6. Shrestha P, Subba UK, Brouwer M, Sweetland AC. Depression among TB patients and associated factors in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Global Mental Health, 2020; 7 (e4):1–7.
  7. Pelissari DM, Barreira D, Prestes Oliveira CL, de Jesus RS, LA, dCA, de Araujo ND, de Souza Junior R, Nemeth LT, Brouwer M. Prevalence and screening of active tuberculosis in a prison in the South of Brazil. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018; 22 (10):1166–1171
  8. Kumwenda M, Nyang’wa BT, Chikuse B, Biseck T, Maosa S, Chilembwe A, Dimba A, Mpunga J, Shaw C, Brouwer M. The second sputum sample complicates TB diagnosis for women. A qualitative study from Malawi. http://10.5588/ijtld.17.0146
  9. Brouwer M, Katamba A, Katabira ET, Van Leth F. An easy tool to assess ventilation in health facilities as part of air-borne transmission prevention: a cross-sectional survey from Uganda. BMC Infectious Diseases.
  10. Blok L, Bakker MI, Straetemans M, Gerstel L, Brouwer M, Stevens R, et al. Should active case-finding projects increase the number of tuberculosis cases notified at national level? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Apr 1;21(4):475–475.
  11. Joshi D, Sthapit R, Brouwer M. Peer led outreach for active tuberculosis case finding among people living with HIV: lessons from Nepal. Bull World Health Organ 2017; 95:135–139.
  12. Khan MA, Anil S, Ahmed M, Athar A, Ghafoor A, Brouwer M. Active case finding of tuberculosis: randomized evaluation of simple and infotainment chest camps. Annals of Global Health 2016.
  13. Khanal S, Baral S, Shrestha P, Puri M, Kandel S, Lamichanne B, Elsey H, Brouwer M, Goel S, Chinnakali P. Yield of intensified tuberculosis case finding activities using Xpert MTB/RIF among risk groups in Nepal. Public Health Action 2016; 6 (2): 136-41. doi: 10.5588/pha.16.0015
  14. Mbonze N, Tabala M, Wenzi LK, Bakoko B, Brouwer M, Creswell J, Van Rie A, Behets F, Yotebieng M. Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF as diagnostic for smear-negative presumptive TB cases on case notification in Kinshasa, DR Congo. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2016; 20 (2) 240-246(7).
  15. van Leth F, van Crevel R, Brouwer M. Latent tuberculosis infection as a target for tuberculosis control. Future Microbiology 2015; 10 (6): 905-8.
  16. Nabukenya MG, Kawuma HJS, Brouwer M, Mudiope P, Vassall, A. Tuberculosis retreatment 'others' in comparison with classical retreatment cases in regional hospitals, Uganda. BMC Public Health 2015; 15: 840.
  17. Brouwer M, Coelho E, Das Dores Mosse C, Van Leth F. Implementation of Tuberculosis Infection Prevention and Control in Mozambican health care facilities. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2015; 19 (1): 44-49.
  18. Brouwer M, Coelho E, Das Dores Mosse C, Brondi L, Winterton L, Van Leth F. Health care Workers’ Challenges in the Implementation of Tuberculosis Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Mozambique. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 15; 9 (12): e114364.
  19. Blok L, Creswell J, Stevens R, Brouwer M, Ramis O, Weil O, Klatser P, Sahu S, Bakker M. A pragmatic approach to measuring, monitoring and evaluating interventions for improved tuberculosis case detection. International Health 2014, Aug 6. http://10.1093/inthealth/ihu055
  20. Creswell J, Codlin AJ, Andre E, Micek MA, Bedru A, Carter EJ, Yadav R-P, Mosneaga A, Rai B, Banu S, Brouwer M, Blok L, Sahu S, Ditiu L. Results from early programmatic implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing in nine countries. BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14: 2.
  21. Brouwer M, Samo Gudo P, Simbe C, Perdigão P, Van Leth F. Benchmarking to assess potential under-diagnosis of smear-negative and extrapulmonary tuberculosis. A case study from Mozambique. The Open Infectious Diseases Journal 2013, 7: 1-4.
  22. Brouwer M, Samo Gudo P, Simbe C, Perdigão P, Van Leth F. The effect of Tuberculosis and antiretroviral treatment on CD4+ cell count response in HIV-positive Tuberculosis patients in Mozambique. BMC Public Health 2012, 12: 670.
  23. Samo Gudo P, Cuna Z, Coelho E, Maungate S, Borroni E, Miotto P, Ahmadova S, Brouwer M, Migliori GB, Zignol M, Cirillo DM. Is MDR-TB on the growth in Mozambique? Results of a national drug resistance survey. Eur Respir J 2011 38: 222-224.