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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 |2018-11-11T13:37:38-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

TB CARE II PROJECT OVERVIEW

The USAID TB CARE II Project, a five-year project implemented by a wide consortium of health and development organizations including and led by University Research Co., LLC (URC), 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

TB CARE II BANGLADESH – PROJECT OVERVIEW

Over the past 20 years, Bangladesh has made significant progress in detecting, diagnosing, and treating Tuberculosis (TB).  Despite this progress, TB remains a significant threat to people living in the country.  The USAID-funded TB CARE II Bangladesh project provides leadership and support to the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) and local partners to increase

By |2018-11-11T13:40:50-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

TB CARE II INTRODUCES TOOLKIT TO ADDRESS TIMELY TB CASE DETECTION AND TREATMENT

An effective tuberculosis (TB) control program requires early diagnosis and immediate initiation into treatment to reduce transmission.  In 2011, recognizing this fact, the USAID funded TB CARE II Project developed a framework for analyzing TB delay along with a set of tools to collect data on patient delays. TB CARE II then conducted field

TB CARE II – QUALITY IMPROVEMENT HANDBOOK FOR TB AND MDR-TB PROGRAMS

In recent years, national health programs have expanded their focus to include not only improving access to care, but also improving the quality of care received by patients and communities. As part of quality assurance for many clinical diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), international and national evidence-based standards and guidelines have been developed. Having explicit standards

By |2018-11-11T13:41:43-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

TB CARE II BANGLADESH: CHANGING LIVES OF MDR TB PATIENTS

Improving management of Multi-Drug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is a special focus of the TB CARE II project. It is estimated that there are 3,800 MDR TB cases annually in Bangladesh. A large proportion of these cases remain undetected and untreated, potentially increasing the risk of infection in the community. It is not possible to

By |2018-11-11T13:43:31-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

TB CARE II BANGLADESH: INFOGRAPHIC

  Bangladesh is a low-income country with the population of 150.5 million. TB remains a major public health problem in Bangladesh: the country is among both high TB and high MDR-TB burden countries. More than 170,000 cases of TB including 106,790 smear positives were notified in 2012. Approximately, 70,000 people die from TB every year.

By |2018-11-11T13:44:28-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

Achievements of TB CARE II Bangladesh project

In the past 2 years the TB CARE II Project has made significant achievements in fighting against TB in Bangladesh. Key achievements include improved access to quality TB and MDR-TB Services, Laboratory Quality Assurance, Development of cPMDT Standard Operating Procedures, strengthening of social support services for MDR TB patients and strengthened support systems for

By |2018-11-11T13:44:50-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments

BANGLADESH WORLD TB DAY 2014 ACTIVITIES

TB CARE II is working throughout Bangladesh to raise awareness of TB among vulnerable groups, including children, urban and rural populations, and low-income populations.  World TB Day 2014 is a great opportunity to disseminate TB messages that specifically target these groups.  For example, to successfully reach children and their parents TB CARE II decided

By |2018-11-11T13:53:18-05:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and Bangladesh|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 |2018-11-15T18:42:31-05:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|0 Comments