Items tagged with TB programs

Guidelines on management of Leprosy and Tuberculosis in Kenya (document)

This guidelines document aims to address challenges experienced in health services due to the tuberculosis and HIV epidemic in the face of the socio- economic environment. The policy identifies areas for increased support such as: human resource capacity strengthening in order to coordinate effective control activities, decentralisation of control services to the community level, increased collaboration between TB and HIV control programs for delivery of integrated TB/HIV services, sustained public health education campaigns to promote early care seeking and adherence to treatment at community level, promotion of private–public partnerships to increase the number of non - public providers integrated into the TB service provider network and health care worker training and support for better TB case management by health care providers.

Guidelines for Implementing TB-HIV Collaborative Activities in Kenya: What health workers need to know (document)

The purpose of this guideline is to give direction to implementers of TB-HIV collaborative activities. It seeks to show how, where, what, and who will implement TB-HIV activities. It presents various activities in which to reach this aim including: setting up a coordinating body for TB/HIV activities, surveillance of HIV prevalence amongst TB patients, joint TB/HIV planning, monitoring and evaluation and intensified TB case finding.

Managing Pharmaceuticals and Commodities: A Guide for National Tuberculosis Programs (document)

This guide aims to assist in strengthening National Tuberculosis Program's (NTP) effectiveness by providing information on how good pharmaceutical management can contribute to the outcomes of the TB program. It is made for those who have varying degrees of background in tuberculosis control such as NTP leadership, other Ministry of Health (MOH) units with which the NTP works closely in procuring and financing tuberculosis (TB) medicines, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and donors involved in TB control.

MOST for TB: Management and Organizational Sustainability Tool for National TB Control Programs (document)

This document outlines a structured and participatory process for improving the management of a NTP, and assisting organizations to map the development of key management components and use these results for planning improvements and monitoring progress. It can help to assess management performance, develop a concrete action plan for improvement and carry out the plan.

Canadian Tuberculosis Standards (document)

This guideline document is meant to be a definitive resource on tuberculosis prevention and control issues in Canada. In contrast to provincial/territorial guidelines, which describe how an action is to be performed, this national standards document presents what should be done in order to provide the foundations on which care can be based.

Guidelines for Tuberculosis Control in New Zealand (document)

This control document outlines the problem of TB in New Zealand and addresses ways to combat it. The following topics are discussed: epidemiological trends, type, management and outcome of notified TB cases, surveillance of TB and recommendations for future developments are made.

Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children (document)

The strategy document aims to redress the chronic neglect of childhood TB. This document complements existing national and international guidelines and standards for managing TB. It fills the gaps in the existing materials and provides current recommendations based on the best available evidence. This document reflects two important recent policy changes: (1) NTPs should record and report two age groups for children (0–4 years and 5–14 years) using the quarterly reporting form and (2)the revised recommended dose of ethambutol is now 20 mg/kg (range 15–25 mg/kg) daily.

Technical and Operational Guidelines for Tuberculosis Control (document)

This document outlines the objectives of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). The document discusses: the use DOTS for treatment, organizational structures and functions, diagnosis, management of HIV patients, pediatric TB, extra-pulmonary TB, special initiatives such as public-private and drug resistant, and TB control in health care settings.

Framework Action Plan to fight tuberculosis in European Union (document)

This framework plan is an EU unified approach aiming at achieving integrated care of patients with tuberculosis, while respecting the different needs of each country. The plan also describes the different ways countries can contribute to the common fight against TB. Some of these are crucial in tackling specific threats (e.g. multi-drug resistance) and will help a country not only to protect its own citizens but also contribute to the reduction of the international spread of TB cases.

National Strategic Plan for TB Control in Australia (document)

This document summarises the current Australian picture for TB, identifies strategies to provide for continued improvements and outlines performance indicators to monitor progress.

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