October 2014

Article TB CARE II at WCLH2014

31 Oct 2014 08:59
Article TB CARE II at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health

TB CARE II is excited to announce we will once again have a significant presence at this year's conference on International Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain from October 28 – November 1, 2014.

27 Oct 2014 09:16

TB CARE II is excited to announce that it will be expanding its field support presence into South Africa for FY2015.  TB CARE II will build on the activities and approaches utilized by the USAID TB Program South Africa, also implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC), which from 2009-2014 has supported the National Department of Health (NDOH) in improving early case detection, increasing access to diagnostics, ensuring treatment support for patients on TB treatment and ensuring that there is provision of appropriate and timely HIV care for TB patients and ART treatment for all TB/HIV

26 Jul 2016 15:28
Article TB CARE II Bangladesh Celebrates Its Grantees in New Spotlight

As a component of the project, TB CARE II Bangladesh supports nongovernmental, community based organizations (NGOs) in urban and rural areas with TB case notification rates below the national average to increase detection and management of TB and MDR TB services
and to improve community knowledge and awareness of TB and MDR TB. The geographic coverage varied under different waves of grants as indicated in the table below.Since April 2012, TB CARE II has supported 11 grantees for periods of one-to-two years each.

22 Oct 2014 15:21
Article “Better Safe Than Sorry”: TB CARE II Malawi Promotes Active TB Screening among HIV-Positive Teachers and Learners

In an effort to improve TB/HIV integration in the country, TB CARE II Malawi is collaborating with the Ministries of Health and Education to increase TB screening among HIV-positive school teachers and learners.   Working under the motto, “Better Safe than Sorry”, the campaign is encouraging HIV positive individuals to be screened routinely for TB – in order to identify and treat the disease early, rather than risk waiting to develop advanced TB disease. TB CARE II held sensitization and awareness sessions in Balaka, Machinga, and Ntcheu districts earlier this year.

22 Oct 2014 14:18
Article TB CARE II Hosts Insurance Workshop in Thailand

The TB CARE II Project organized a workshop entitled Exploring the promise of improving access and delivery of TB services through insurance-based financing reforms in Bangkok, Thailand from September 18 -20, 2014.  The workshop provided a forum for information sharing and review of current systems for ensuring access to, and provision of, essential TB services and core public health functions in the context of universal health coverage financing reforms in Asian countries.

20 Oct 2014 10:42
Article Promoting Integrated TB/HIV Services Through One-Stop-Shop Model in Malawi

Malawi has an HIV prevalence rate of 10.3% and a TB incidence rate of 163 per 100,000. Nearly 60% of TB patients are co-infected with HIV. TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. HIV-positive TB patients have worse treatment outcomes than HIV-negative TB patients, and TB-related mortality among TB/HIV co-infected patients is particularly high during the first two to three months of TB treatment. Early initiation of ART during TB treatment has been shown to improve survival. Despite high levels of TB/HIV

21 Oct 2014 10:22