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TB CARE II IPT Toolkit Featured at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

The TB CARE II project was featured at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, held in The Hague, The Netherlands from 24-27 October 2018. Specifically, the project’s work in isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT), a Tuberculosis (TB) preventive treatment given to children and people living with HIV, was featured in the Conference’s Prevention

By |2018-11-20T16:15:22+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts|0 Comments

USAID and Department of Health Launch $50M Projects to Fight TB

            Office of Health             PHILIPPINES HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS             Lung Month Special USAID and Department of Health Launch $50M Projects to Fight TB The U.S. Government, represented by U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski and USAID/Philippines Mission

By |2018-11-20T16:19:49+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts|0 Comments

TB CARE II Partners

In order to accelerate TB implementation in high burden countries, the TB CARE II project has formed partnerships with a range of different types of implementing partners who contribute their specialized expertise in areas such as laboratory strengthening, information technology, or commodities management to supplement and assist field programs and global activities: Brigham and

By |2018-11-10T02:06:38+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Who We Are|0 Comments

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a management consulting firm based in Bethesda, MD. Founded in 1965, URC has demonstrated technical capacity improving TB control and prevention strategies globally by strengthening health systems, implementing quality improvement methodologies, developing clinical and programmatic policies and guidelines for TB and MDR TB, integrating HIV and TB services,

By |2018-11-10T02:07:40+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Who We Are|0 Comments

TB CARE II INTRODUCES FIELD GUIDE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT TB IN CHILDREN

TB CARE II recently introduced a new field guide on the management of pediatric Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at the Union World Conference. This guide is the first of its kind to address the neglected issue of drug-resistant TB among children and was developed in coordination with the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis at

By |2018-11-11T19:39:52+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Announcements|0 Comments

INCLUSION OF TB IN NATIONAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS

In 2011-2012, the USAID TB CARE II project implemented by University Research Co., (URC) undertook a series of case studies to examine the extent to which TB has been integrated into National Health Insurance (NHI) programs in several high burden TB countries and to analyze the impact of NHI on achievement of National TB

By |2018-11-11T19:39:45+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Announcements|0 Comments

ASSESSMENTS OF PROVIDERS ADHERENCE TO TB EVIDENCE BASED STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES IN BANGLADESH, ZAMBIA, AND KENYA

Despite the availability of TB guidelines/ standards in high burden TB countries, provider adherence remains a challenge. In most cases, provider adherence to guidelines is not a problem of individual performance, but a problem located in the health system itself – at the political, health services, community, and patient levels. Between 2011-2012, TB CARE

By |2018-11-11T19:39:38+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Announcements, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

TECHNICAL BRIEF: TACKLING TB AMONG CHILDREN

The USAID TB CARE II Project recently released a technical brief focused on tackling pediatric Tuberculosis (TB). The brief outlines specific gaps in pediatric TB management emphasizes which steps should be taken to reduce the number of pediatric TB cases, and outlines the TB CARE II project's specific accomplishments and goals in relation to

By |2018-11-11T19:39:30+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Announcements|0 Comments

TB CARE II INTRODUCES HIGH LEVEL WORKSHOP TO CLOSE THE GAP ON DRUG-RESISTANT TB AMONG CHILDREN

Globally, few children with drug-resistant (DR) tuberculosis (TB) are identified, diagnosed, and given an appropriate treatment. Although advances have been made in critical high burden countries such as Bangladesh to increase access to quality care and treatment for DR TB, this disease is still considered largely to be a problem for adults, and children

By |2018-11-11T19:39:22+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Announcements, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: TB CARE II CONFERENCE FEATURED IN NEWS ARTICLE

The USAID funded TB CARE II Project, along with participants from the USAID TB Program South Africa, ILO, and the TB CARE I Project recently gathered together in Pretoria, South Africa to host a conference focused on improving the response to TB and TB/HIV workplace health in Southern Africa.  The conference brought together about

By |2018-11-11T19:39:13+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and South Africa|0 Comments
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