The FAST strategy is mainly implemented at specialized and general hospitals with TB units. With support from the USAID TB CARE II Project, the Vietnam NTP developed the “Guideline for FAST strategy implementation”. According to the Guideline, implementing facilities should immediately order GeneXpert MTB/RIF tests for eligible patients including: Pulmonary TB patients AFB(+), presumptive drug-resistant TB patients, presumptive TB among HIV positive people, children with presumptive TB or TB meningitis.
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.
TB CARE II is excited to announce a new project in Vietnam. With support from URC and Partners In Health, the National TB Program in Vietnam will introduce the FAST strategy to reduce TB transmission among both health care workers and patients in the healthcare facilities and in the community.