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Story TB CARE II Awareness Campaign at Bishwa Ijtema 2013

Bishwa (World) Ijtema is the second largest religious gathering of Muslims after the Hajj in Mecca, bringing millions of people together in Tongi, a township located in the Gazipur district of Bangladesh. Muslims from all over Bangladesh along with visitors from more than 100 different countries traveled to join the Ijtema 2013, which was held in two phases (January 11-13 and January 18-20) in order to accommodate such a large number of people. This religious gathering includes sermons delivered by Islamic scholars on various aspects of Islam. The USAID TB CARE II Bangladesh project saw this gathering as a unique opportunity to spread information about TB. TB CARE II staff, members of the Civil Surgeon Office, and TB patients were able to disseminate TB messages to thousands of people who came to join the Bishwa Ijtema 2013.

26 Jul 2016 15:31
Story US Ambassador to Bangladesh Visits TB CARE II Project Site in Sylhet

On January 20, 2013 US Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Dan W. Mozena visited the Teliapara Tea Garden in Sylhet to observe a community awareness and education session for the garden workers. The area around Sylhet is a traditional tea growing area; it is home to over 150 tea gardens, including three of the largest in the world both in area and production.

26 Jul 2016 15:33
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Resource Tracking Tool for TB Patients who meet the Criteria to be Screened for MDR-TB
The USAID funded TB CARE II project has developed a tracking tool for TB patients who meet the criteria to be screened for MDR-TB.
 
13 Sep 2013 16:56
Resource Training Course on the Clinical Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
13 Sep 2013 16:57
Resource Design to Heal: database for health facility improvements
26 Sep 2013 13:45
Resource Reducing TB Delays: Evaluating the Frequency and Causes of Delays in Bangladesh and Swaziland

In 2011-2012, TB CARE II undertook a study to understand TB patients’ delays and inform the development of an integrated set of recommendations for TB program managers and service providers regarding the appropriateness of different strategies for reducing patient factor delays in accessing TB diagnostic and treatment services.
 

17 Apr 2013 16:53
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Article US Ambassador to Bangladesh Visits TB CARE II Project Site in Sylhet

On January 20, 2013 US Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Dan W. Mozena visited the Teliapara Tea Garden in Sylhet to observe a community awareness and education session for the garden workers. The area around Sylhet is a traditional tea growing area; it is home to over 150 tea gardens, including three of the largest in the world both in area and production.

The Health, Education, and Economic Development (HEED) in Bangladesh is a non-governmental organization working with the TB CARE II project in the Habiganj, Maulavibazar, and Sylhet districts implementing advocacy, communication, and social mobilization activities to increase awareness about Tuberculosis (TB) among tea garden workers and their families, and among the local people and community surrounding the garden. In those districts of the Sylhet Division, the organization covers 157 tea gardens with a population of 650,000.

The session aimed to increase knowledge and improve the care seeking behavior of the infected and affected community for TB. Visitors included Ambassador Mozena and his wife, USAID Mission Director Richard Greene, and OPHNE Health Officer Ms. Allyson Bear, among others. Greeters included members from the TB CARE II project, HEED, and local doctors. Speeches were given by Executive Director for HEED Bangladesh Mr. Anwar Hossain, Team Leader for the TB CARE II project Dr. ABM Jahangir Alam, and Ambassador Mozena.

20 Aug 2013 12:31
Article Reducing TB Delays: Evaluating the Frequency and Causes of Delays in Bangladesh and Swaziland

In 2011-2012, TB CARE II undertook a study to understand TB patients’ delays and inform the development of an integrated set of recommendations for TB program managers and service providers regarding the appropriateness of different strategies for reducing patient factor delays in accessing TB diagnostic and treatment services.
 

17 Apr 2013 10:12