Items tagged with TB care

Voices from TB (post with simple image)

Voices from TB is a book compiling personal stories of people affected by TB in India - patients, survivors and their families.

Unknown unknowns: poverty and tuberculosis in Romania (post with simple image)

Mircea,[1] a former miner in his fifties, spent the last four years of his life succumbing to Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB)[2] at the Pines Tuberculosis Sanatorium, which is located high on a mountain. After seven years with this otherwise curable illness, his family wanted little to do with him. He was one of the many patients who doctors in Romania refer to as “social cases”[3] [4]According to Dr. Ionescu at the Pines, patients like Mircea are “repeat clients” with “no chance of escape.” They are people with overlapping social and economic difficulties, such as poverty, homelessness, alcohol use, lack of family support, as well as the social stigma that comes with having TB in Romania.

World Health Day 2017: Let’s talk about depression and TB (post with simple image)

The prevalence of mental disorders among people with TB is estimated to be between 40-70%.

Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care, 2017 update (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization releases updated guidelines for the treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care.

Scaling up the use of digital technologies to support End TB Strategy implementation (post with simple image)

30 May 2017 | GENEVA - The latest guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) on TB treatment, emphasize the importance of digital technologies in supporting the implementation of the End TB Strategy. The guidelines contain the first-ever WHO evidence-based recommendations on the use of phones, video or electronic medication monitors to help patients adhere to TB medication and deliver TB care.

New WHO report provides blueprint for delivering people-centred care for TB (post with simple image)

WHO/Europe releases a blueprint for a people-centred model of TB care that shifts care closer to people and communities.

Towards ending TB in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: use the best modelling available and work with all stakeholders for a patient-centered approach (post with simple image)

30 June 2017 - Chisinau, Moldova - Two meetings held this week focused on addressing ending TB in high TB and DR-TB incident countries in the EECA region. A Regional Workshop on Application of Models in Assessing Cost and Impact of TB Programs in the EURO region held on 28-30 June was attended by 11 National TB Programme managers and their teams from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, world’s leading TB modelers, donors and partners. The workshop looked at innovative modelling and costing tools to achieve the targets of the End TB Strategy and Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020. The tools will enable the 11 countries to develop robust National Strategic Plans addressing their burden, plan for future funding requests and advocacy at for increased national budgets. The meeting was organized by the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with the Global Fund, WHO EURO and PAS (Center for Health Policies & Studies), Moldova.

First Community App developed for TB communities (post with simple image)

4 July 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland - Responding to demand from communities and civil society, the Stop TB Partnership, in collaboration with community organizations and Dure Technologies from Switzerland have developed the first TB Community App for people with TB. The App empowers communities by helping them to collect, analyze, understand and communicate key information about the local TB response with regards to the availability and quality of services, barriers to accessing these services and inequalities. The information generated can then be reported by community actors to the local and national level TB program management units to contribute to improved quality and access to services.

Supporting Indigenous People to be part of TB programming (post with simple image)

The Stop TB Partnership launches a new vulnerable and underserved populations brief focused on Indigenous Peoples.

Brochure on people-centered TB care (post with simple image)

TB Europe Coalition releases a brochure highlighting the civil society position on quality people-centered TB care.

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