Regional meeting on “Improvements in TB and TB/HIV care implemented due to the technical support from the USAID STbCU project

On June 23-24, 2016, USAID “Strengthening Tuberculosis (TB) Control in Ukraine” Project organized a meeting of its regional partners to assess the results of ongoing technical assistance which is provided by USAID. Chief physicians of regional and local TB clinics and AIDS centers, STbCU-supported NGOs exchanged their experience on implementing positive changes as well as planned the most efficient Read more››

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Report on operational research

International Non-Governmental Organization “International HIV/AIDS and TB Institute” issued a report on the results of the operational research: “Let the Fresh Air In:  Bringing University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Public Health Students into the National TB Response”. The operational research was conducted with USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project's support in five selected primary health care facilities Read more››

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Video: Bringing TB Healthcare Home. Tetyana’s story

In Ukraine’s industrial city of Kryvyi Rih, tuberculosis remains a major medical issue. USAID is working with the government and local medical institutions to introduce new practices and technologies to help control this deadly disease. Today Ukraine has undertaken reforms to strengthen efforts to control TB. Instead of 6-18 months of mandatory treatment in a TB Read more››

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STbCU completed creation of on-line Training, Information and Resource Center

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Questionnaire to Test TB infection Control Knowledge

USAID STbCU and NGO "Infection Control in Ukraine" experts developed a brief test to help health professionals quickly assess their knowledge of the basic tuberculosis infection control measures. The test consists of 17 multiple-choice questions, only one of them is correct. After completing the questionnaire a respondent has an opportunity to read the correct answers and Read more››

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Project news

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High-dose rifampicin for TB treatment regimen may improve survival in people with low CD4 cell counts

More aggressive tuberculosis (TB) treatment using a high dose of rifampicin, in addition to antiretroviral therapy (ART), could reduce TB/HIV mortality among people with HIV/TB co-infection with a severe immunocompromised state, according to Corinne Merle of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine who presented the results of the three-arm RAFA trial last week Read more››

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Multicountry surveillance of resistance to Z and FLQs

A new publication on multicountry surveillance of resistance to Z and FLQs was published in LancetInfectDis2016 on July 7, 2016: http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(16)30190-6.pdf Background Pyrazinamide and fluoroquinolones are essential antituberculosis drugs in new rifampicin-sparing regimens. However, little information about the extent of resistance to these drugs at the population level is available. Methods In a molecular epidemiology Read more››

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Photo exhibition “Stop TB together” launched in Severodonetsk City within the STbCU ACSM grant

On July 21, 2016, NGO "Civil Legal Assistance" opened a photo exhibition "Stop TB together" in Severodonetsk City Public Library, Luhansk oblast. About 90 photographs by Vladimir Lermontov, Honored Journalist of Ukraine and editor of the Internet edition of "Parallel Media"  tell the visitors on the challenge of tuberculosis in the Luhansk region. The photos and the exhibition were made possible through an Read more››

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Implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy in children aged under 5 years exposed to tuberculosis in Benin

We are glad to present you a summary of an article by  Adjobimey et al. on the implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy in children aged under 5 years exposed to tuberculosis in Benin. Following successful results, an observational study on children contact investigation coordinated by The Union has started  in 2016 in  4 countries of Read more››


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