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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

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 |2018-11-11T19:08:28-05:00March 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 |2018-11-11T19:09:26-05:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and Bangladesh|Comments Off on Second Time’s the Charm