USAID STbCU project has been officially launched in the Lviv oblast

October 24, Lviv. USAID STbCU project has been officially launched in the Lviv oblast. The protocol of intentions, which frameworks future cooperation at the region aimed to improve the quality and availability of TB services in the Lviv oblast, was signed by Kartlos Kankadze, USAID Project’s chief of party and Bohdan Chechotka, Head of the Lviv oblast Read more››

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Kryvyy Rih outpatient TB treatment model

USAID STbCU-supported model of outpatient TB treatment in the Kryvyy Rih city was recently presentat at the national seminar of Tb doctors. The experience gained at the process of implementation of this model, can be applied in the other reqgions too.  STbCU publishes the destription of the Kryvyy Rih model and supplementary documents, to the attention of those Ukrainian Read more››

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Over 450 Dnipropetrovsk citizens talked to physicians about TB at the USAID Filed day

On September 13, 2014, as part of the USAID Field Day, concurrent with City Day celebrations, STbCU presented its activities in Dnipropetrovsk. Over 450 visitors participated in activities at the STbCU tent. People talked to physicians from oblast TB facility, improved their knowledge on TB symptoms, prevention, diagnostic and treatment, and had fun playing games and Read more››

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USAID Administrator Visited Odesa Oblast TB facility

On June 17, 2014, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah visited the Odesa Oblast TB facility and got acquainted with activities and results of USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine Project efforts in the Odesa oblast. Odesa Oblast TB Dispensary is a key oblast counterpart, which is advancing regional TB control services based on Read more››

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Social advertisement about TB on public transport in Kryvyi Rih

On March 21, 2014, to commemorate the World TB Day, the STbCU Project together with the Kryvyy Rih city administration, city TB dispensary and Center "Zdorovya"  launched an advocacy campaign in Kryvyy Rih. The aim of the campaign is to improve availability of ambulatory TB services in the city, which has hard TB and TB/HIV burden. Read more››

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Preliminary data show high success rate for dramatically shortened multidrug-resistant TB treatment option

A nine-month treatment regiment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) appears to be as effective as a 12-month regiment, according to data from two new studies being presented yesterday at the 45th World Conference on Lung Health. Preliminary data from an observational cohort study coordinated by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and conducted in nine Read more››

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Health Experts: Perfect Storm of Diabetes and Tuberculosis Must Be Headed Off

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation released a report today calling for international action against a looming co-epidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis. The report, The Looming Co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes: A Call to Action (http://www.theunion.org/what-we-do/publications/technical/english/EMBARGOED-DMTB-REPORT-Oct-22.pdf), launched on the opening day of the 45th Union World Conference on Read more››

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45th Union World Lung Conference. Day 3. MSF sounds alarm

Today USAID STbCU project presented the first of two posters, which Ukrainian team brought to the conference. You can watch both posters here: Streamlining TB Case Detection in Ukraine http://stbcu.com.ua/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FINAL_Poster__TB-HIV.pdf and  Long-term Results of Smear Microscopy External Quality Assurance (EQA) in Ukraine's TB Control System http://stbcu.com.ua/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FINAL_Poster__EQA.pdf. Meanwhile the biggest event of today’s conference day was Médecins Sans Frontières Read more››

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45th Union World Lung Conference. Day 2. Workshop on enhancing inter-personal skills of the health-care providers for TB care and control

Workshop on enhancing inter-personal skills of the health-care providers for Tb care and control Timely and appropriate health seeking for TB is hampered by myths, stigma and discrimination. World Vision’s experiences indicate that effective and skilled communication can mitigate these challenges and improve case detection and patient compliance. This one-day workshop is designed to enhance Read more››


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