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they can save lives and

improve quality-of-life for the patient.

TBnet: Moving to a better world.

„Before – After“
"Tuberculosis Awareness Program at Jagdol Village" Development Committee on World TB Day"
"Tuberculosis Awareness Program at Sindupalchowk, Nepal on World TB Day"
"Face of TB"
"XDR-Hostel in Kathmandu"
"TB child in Benin"
"Imagine the first day"
"La principessa prigioniera - The ivory tower’s princess"
"Carbol fuchsin application to sputum smear for diagnosis of tuberculosis, Socios En Salud-Sucursal Perú Microbiology Laboratory, Lima, Peru."
"Child with MDR-TB examining her films"
"Infected cell clumps within the bronchial lumen"
"TB can make patient and doctor smile"
"Sonia in Isolamento"
"Pasta, meat, juice and mycobacterias from your neighbors"

is a network to promote clinically oriented research in the field of tuberculosis in Europe by sharing and developing ideas and research protocols

Latest News

Here you find TBnet related news and general news from clinical tuber-culosis to basic tuberculosis research - usually the paper of the month. You can provide informations on news that should be listed by contacting contact@tb-net.org.

Meetings & Events

Informations on meetings related to tuberculosis or nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and on our TBnet meetings are provided under this link. If you wish meetings to be listed, please contact the TBnet using contact@tb-net.org.


Membership to the TBnet, NTM-NET or ptbnet is free. You can become a TBnet member by completing the sign-up-form and contacting Graham Bothamley or Cordula Ehlers before registration at the website.

  • Photo Contest 2015
    Photo Contest 2015


    Submit your image of TB and win an iPad!


    TBnet calls for a photograph related to TB for a photo exhibition.

    Submit your images (up to three) by March 24th 2015.....






    Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable contagious infectious disease


    TB bacilli are transmitted through the air

    In 2013, 9 milion people developed TB and 1.5 milion patients died from TB

    TB is one of the 10 leading causes of deaths worldwide

    Patients with TB face a longstanding treatment with a combination of antibiotics

    Emerging drug-resistance of TB bacilli challenges the success of TB therapy

    Apart from the fear to get well again, patients with TB experience isolation and fear to be the source of infection to family members, friends and other contacts



    TBnet calls for a photograph related to TB for a photo exhibition

    Submit your images of TB by March 24th 2015 to cehlers@fz-borstel.de

    Submit up to 3 photos, a title and a description for the TBnet photoproject and explain what you wish to improve in TB treatment


    Photos will be judged by an international jury


    The photographer of the best image will be awarded


    Find submission details and forms below.



    Participation in the TBnet photoproject is free to all (you do not have to be a TBnet member, but you can sign up anyway...; membership is free)

    Submit up to 3 photos (jpeg, tif, png or similar, >300 dpi preferred), a title and a description (<200 words) related to TB

    Photos cannot be submitted previously to a photo contest

    Submission deadlinefor photos and accompanying material is March 24th 2015

    Photos, title and text should be submitted electronically together with the details of the photographer and a copyright transfer agreement to Cordula Ehlers in the TBnet office at cehlers@fz-borstel.de

    Consent forms (if applicable) must be signed by all individuals that can be identified on the photos prior to submission. Consent forms must be kept with the photographer and a copy must be sent to the TBnet

    Photos will be judged by an international jury

    The photographer of the best image will be awarded

    Members of the TBnet steering committee and office are not eligible for the award



    Please click on your language and find the consensus statement form and copyright agreement form.