The USAID TB Prevention Project in Georgia collaborated with the Ministry of Health to develop and disseminate an online training package for medical and other health practitioners. The online training modules are designed to improve diagnosis, management, and referral of tuberculosis patients in accordance with national TB guidelines. The modules are intended to reinforce initiatives geared at encouraging stronger identification and management of TB by private doctors and nurses in Georgia.
DOTS represents the best strategy for coordinating TB services within the broader health system, mobilizing wide support
at the operational level, reducing TB incidence, and preventing further drug resistance.
international and national evidence-based standards and guidelines have been developed. Having explicit standards and guidelines helps ensure high-quality care, better health outcomes, and cost effective treatments. In addition, they provide a reference point for assessing provider or system performance and quality of care. It is important to note, however, that adherence to these guidelines is not just a result of the development and dissemination of them, but of integrating the guidelines as part of a quality management program.
Funded through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the TB CARE II Project is a five year cooperative agreement awarded in September 2010 to a consortium led by University Research Co., LLC. This video was developed to encourage tuberculosis (TB) patients to complete the full course of TB treatment and prevent development of multi-drug resistant TB.
Funded through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the TB CARE II Project is a five year cooperative agreement awarded in September 2010 to a consortium led by University Research Co., LLC. This video was developed to encourage parents in Bangladesh to have their children tested and treated for tuberculosis (TB) at the nearest health facility.
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 who are infected remain too often in the shadows, unable to access care.
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 this subject.
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.