The USAID TB CARE II Project is a cooperative agreement implemented by a wide consortium of health and development organizations and led by University Research Co., LCC (URC). The USAID TB CARE II Project began in 2010 with the aim of complementing and building upon existing and planned projects in the Bureau for Global Health to provide global leadership and support to National TB Programs (NTPs) and other in-country partners. The project works closely with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other USG partners at the global level and in high burden TB countries.
TB CARE II is designed to assist NTPs and other stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of TB DOTS, TB/HIV and Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT) programs. TB CARE II programs work with a wide segment of stakeholders, including policy planners, public sector providers, communities, and patients to scale up evidence-based interventions and improve outcomes in tuberculosis prevention and control.
Reports and guidelines are available to download.
Online training course on TB, HIV and Infection Prevention and Control
Information on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases are available on COMID
The IES Photobiology Committee prepared this Committee Report in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to explain germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection. The report provides answers to frequently asked questions on GUV and its abilities, with some limitations, to safely reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The report is focused on the potential uses of GUV in healthcare facilities. It distinguishes GUV air and surface disinfection usages, and it emphasizes the need for GUV to be applied correctly and monitored for output and safety, and that training on the operation and maintenance of the systems over time is also important. The document also provides safety precautions regarding residential use.
As the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential health services and operations are continued to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases
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