Improving TB diagnosis: USAID performance evaluation of the TB CARE medical specimen transport system in Zimbabwe

25 March 2015 - Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe is among 22 countries worldwide designated as high burden countries (HBCs) for tuberculosis, with an estimated incidence of 552 per hundred thousand population. Case detection rates fall below international targets, estimated at about 45%. As part of efforts to improve TB diagnosis, the Zimbabwe National TB Control Programme (NTP) has identified a strategic need to strengthen referral networks and transport logistics between peripheral health facilities and laboratories.

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USAID launches new tuberculosis program in Kyrgyz Republic

On November 12th, at 10 am, the launch of the new Defeat TB program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will take place at the Republican Scientific Medical Library in Bishkek. Representatives from the Ministry of Health and other branches of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the U.S. Embassy and international organizations will be in attendance. The five year Defeat TB program will promote international standards for tuberculosis care, and will reduce the spread of tuberculosis including its multi-drug resistant form. The program, implemented by Abt Associates, will complement the national health care strategy on tuberculosis. It will also support the National Tuberculosis Program in expanding the outpatient model for treating TB.

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USAID's report on Public-Private Mix Models for the Sustainability of Successful TB Control Initiatives now available online

01 September 2014 - USAID and World Bank co-hosted a meeting on "Public-Private Mix (PPM) Models for the Sustainability of Successful TB Control Initiatives" from 27-29 May in Washington DC.

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First-ever targeted roadmap outlines steps to end childhood TB deaths

Cost to end deaths from childhood TB estimated to be at least US$120 million annually.

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Childhood TB Roadmap to be launched on 1 October in Washington, DC

The World Health Organization, The Union, the Stop TB Partnership, USAID, CDC, the Treatment Action Group and UNICEF will launch a roadmap outlining the path towards zero deaths from childhood tuberculosis.

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New Report to Congress on TB

The new FY 2011/12 Report to Congress on TB highlights key programmatic achievements and collaboration of the different U.S. Government agencies involved in global TB programs, bringing comparative expertise to address the many challenges of TB.

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USAID: “Global health and child survival: Progress report to Congress 2010-2011”

Between 1990 and 2010, in countries with tuberculosis (TB) programs supported by USAID, TB death rates decreased by 29 percent, and TB prevalence rates declined by 14 percent.

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