Items tagged with TB programs

TBEC participates in the WHO National TB Programme Review for Armenia (post with simple image)

Recently, Oxana Rucsineanu, a member of the TB Europe Coalition Steering Committee, was invited to take part in the WHO Review of the National TB Programme for TB Control in Armenia. Oxana’s invite follows calls from civil society organisations towards the WHO to include a civil society or key affected voice in these NTP reviews. With her extensive experience both of TB itself and of the need to include the civil society voice in TB programmes, Oxana was well placed to take part in this visit to Armenia. Here Oxana shares some of her findings and recommendations from the visit.

Child TB training toolkit launched by WHO and The Union (post with simple image)

The training focuses on building the capacity of health care workers at the primary and secondary level to address and manage TB in children.

Report launch: Falling short (post with simple image)

A civil society perspective of the response to multi & extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the European region

Stop TB Partnership publication: Improving tuberculosis case detection (post with simple image)

A compendium of TB REACH case studies, lessons learned and a monitoring and evaluation framework.

India: The hidden costs of free care (post with simple image)

An oft-repeated fact about healthcare services provided by the public sector in India is that they are “free”. This leads to the belief that free diagnosis and treatment eventually mean little or no spending on health by the poor and, consequently, this drastically reduces health-related expenses for them.

MSF: Innovating to fight tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea (post with simple image)

Tuberculosis (TB) prevalence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is among the highest in the world, 541 cases/100,000 population/year, with some pockets reported to be three times higher, prompting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to respond and reach the most affected communities.

South Africa: National Department of Health Annual Report 2013/14 (post with simple image)

The 208-page report outlines the Department of Health's progress against stated goals for 2013/14 and includes updates on the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

Anurag Thakur: India, emerging world power, grappling with TB (post with simple image)

India is a country of many paradoxes. On one hand, its mastery of cost-effective technological innovation has made it a leading global example and its massive pool of human resource is second to no other, giving the world some of its best scholars, scientists, doctors, leaders, sportsmen and innovators. On the other hand, it is a country where a large proportion of its population lives under the poverty line.

Ukraine’s capital is facing an explosive TB epidemic (post with simple image)

Kiev may be facing an unprecedented tuberculosis crisis. This is according to Larissa Kanarovskaya, the Head of the Kiev City Union of health workers. On December 1, 2014, at a press conference (a video in Russian can be seen here), she announced that on the average, 100 people die every day in Ukraine’s capital, of which one case is from active tuberculosis. The situation, Mrs Kanarovskaya continued, is complicated by an acute shortage of doctors and nurses of TB profile, as well as a critical situation in Ukraine’s health care in general. The growing workload on health workers is accompanied by more and more TB cases being detected among physicians.

India: Tuberculosis rate going down, but not fast enough to meet WHO target (post with simple image)

India is unlikely to reach the WHO target of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 going by the rate at which incidence of the disease is declining in the country.

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