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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 |2018-11-11T13:12:30+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts|0 Comments

USAID TB CARE II PROJECT SAVES LIVES OF COMMUNITIES IN MANGOCHI

THE EXPERIENCE OF CATHERINE PELANI Access to health care services among rural, resource-poor people in low-income countries remains a major obstacle to TB control efforts. A critical factor is the need to improve access to diagnostic facilities, which in many rural areas double as TB treatment initiation and registration centers for TB patients. It

By |2018-11-11T13:25:48+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Malawi|0 Comments

TB CARE II USES MOBILE BANKING TO AID PATIENTS AND DOT PROVIDERS IN BANGLADESH

By: A N M Al Imran, mHealth Specialist, TB CARE II Bangladesh Mr. Nizamul Islam serves as TB CARE II’s district coordinator in Chittagong district, Bangladesh.  One of his responsibilities is distributing allowances to MDR TB patients and DOT providers in the district.  Through TB CARE II, MDR TB patients receive allowances – small monetary payments –

By |2018-11-11T19:43:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

TB in Mines

In 2015, USAID TB CARE II project began an initiative to address TB in miners in the Southern African Region. The overall objective is to improve detection and management of TB and other co-morbidities among the mine workers and their families. This would also help to control the spread of TB and reduce new

By |2018-11-11T19:30:02+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and South Africa|Comments Off on TB in Mines

TB CARE II Hosts FAST Implementation Workshop

TB CARE II recently hosted a technical meeting on TB infection control in September 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Them meeting reviewed lessons learned from implementation of the FAST strategy, an innovative method of TB and MDR TB case finding in hospital and clinic settings, to reduce nosocomial TB and MDR TB transmission.  TB CARE II

By |2018-11-11T19:07:32+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Vietnam|Comments Off on TB CARE II Hosts FAST Implementation Workshop

XDR-TB Treatment: Tumpa’s Story

Tumpa, a 14 year old high school student, was diagnosed with TB on March 27, 2011. Although she started taking TB medication the day after, she experienced treatment failure after three months of treatment and was diagnosed with Multi Drug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). With her new diagnosis, Tumpa started to take her medication for

By |2018-11-11T19:08:28+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|Comments Off on XDR-TB Treatment: Tumpa’s Story

Second Time’s the Charm

Md. Anwar Hossain is a 38-year old father of two who hails from the district of Narayanganj. As an engineer at one of Bangladesh’s many textile factories, Anwar prides himself on supporting his family and helping his two sons gain a quality education. Naturally, then, he was dismayed when he learned that he may

By |2018-11-11T19:09:26+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|Comments Off on Second Time’s the Charm

Germicidal Ultra Violet Meeting

On October 10-11, 2016, delegates from twenty, primarily low- and middle-income countries gathered at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conference center in Pretoria, South Africa. The focus of the Germicidal Ultra Violet (GUV) meeting was to provide a voice for various stakeholders to discuss a way forward to operationalize GUV in

By |2018-11-11T19:10:04+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and South Africa|Comments Off on Germicidal Ultra Violet Meeting