Items tagged with TB programs
Final outcome document of the Senior-Level Policy Dialogue on addressing HIV and TB challenges in the European region (post)
Last December, Ministry of Social Affairs and National Institute for Health Development from Estonia, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, UNAIDS and the Global Fund organised a two day meeting on challenges and opportunities in national HIV and TB programmes management.
Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam is one of the leading countries in the world in implementing the End TB Strategy of the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to Director of the WHO’s Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme Tereza Kasaeva.
New project will dramatically increase pediatric TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in Zimbabwe (post)
Harare, 31 May 2018 – The Zimbabwe government in partnership with Unitaid and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today launched a four-year project to fight tuberculosis among children, a long-underserved group that bears the burden of TB illness and death worldwide. TB, a preventable, curable disease, is the second biggest killer of children in Zimbabwe.
A lot of efforts are done by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) under the ministry of health and other partners to control TB in Tanzania. Yet, TB remains a major problem and Tanzania is among 30 highly burdened countries globally with TB and TB/HIV co-infection.
The Coordinator, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, Dr. Adebola Lawanson, yesterday (June 4) disclosed in Abuja that 420 Nigerians die everyday due to tuberculosis.
Indonesia hosts 17 percent of the missing—undiagnosed and diagnosed but not reported—TB cases worldwide.
TB news from India (post)
The state of the national TB response in India.
The South African 5th TB Conference returned on Tuesday, 12 June after a four year hiatus. This year’s slogan, “Step Up, Let’s Embrace all to End TB”, and new theme, “Finding the missing TB patients”, explored efforts to track down the missing TB patients in a quest to end TB by 2030.
The level of health financing in Kenya remains low. This is despite the high burden of disease that continues to ail the country. Data shows that between 2013/14 and 2017/18 financial years, the total budgetary allocation to health has ranged between 3.7 per cent and 4.1 per cent of total budget.
These guidelines advise how to address the challenges of: TB control and successful management of all clients presenting with TB, especially those co-infected with HIV as well as early detection of drug resistant TB. The strategies laid out build on achievements of the DOTS strategy, however call for additional strategies to better address constraints and challenges in TB control. Including such efforts as: strengthening health systems, alleviating poverty and advancing human rights. Specific local aspects include improving continuity of care,ensuring equitable access to services, and improving the care of those co-infected with TB and HIV.
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