Film on TB for general population

The USAID “Strengthening TB control in Ukraine” Project in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine developed an educational video “Tuberculosis: Know, Be Aware, Have No Fear”. The video is targeted at risk group representatives, people with the signs of TB who should undergo examination, TB patients and general population. Video duration: 10 min. Read more››

TB is curable! Stories that inspire

Tuberculosis is a seriuos disease, which sometimes can lead to death. But TB is treatable and curable disease, the vast majority of TB cases can be cured when medicines are provided and taken properly. To your attention and encourage: success stories of TB recovery told by people from the Project-supported regions, and others. Oleksandr Kvitashvili, Health Read more››

USAID STbCU project donated GeneXpert machine for Kryvyy Rih TB facility

On February 4, 2015, GeneXpert machine for rapid TB diagnostics was donated by the USAID STbCU project to the Kryvyy Rih TB facility. The project settled the equipment and provided re-training of laboratory staff that will work with the GeneXpert technique. The project also purchased 300 cartridges with diagnostic reagents for the GeneXpert system. The total cost of the purchased equipment is USD 20 Read more››

Dnipropetrovsk National University will use USAID STbCU training programs to teach laboratory specialists on TB diagnostics

On February 3, 2015, Dnipropetrovsk Oles Honchar national university, NGO Scientific Union of TB Specialists, and the USAID Strengthening TB control in Ukraine project agreed on cooperation to start operation of the training division in the University to train laboratory diagnostics specialists on Ziel-Neelsen sputum smear microscopy, providing a nationally recognized certificate. These activity will improve Read more››

Video: launch of GenXpert machine in Odesa oblast TB facility

Odesa local “7th TV Channel” Channel reported on an official launch of the GenXpert machine in the Odesa oblast TB facility. The GeneXpert machine was purchased by the USAID STbCU project and settled the other day in the Odessa Oblast TB Dispensary: Watch the video  


Project news


Direct epidemiological links in hospitals were found for almost one third of MDR cases

Doctors around the world are increasingly convinced that if the demands of TB infection control are not implemented in the most rigorous way, stay of TB patient in a hospital makes more harm than good. Two facts support this oppinion: the emergence and spread of MDR TB and the technologies, which help to identify individual characteristics of the pathogen strain Read more››

on-line learning by DR-TB Training Network

Webinar on The role of bedaquiline for pre-XDR TB and XDR-TB treatment in Latvia

On April 24, 2015 9:00am EDT, DR-TB Training Network will conduct a webinar on The role of bedaquiline for pre-XDR TB and XDR-TB treatment in Latvia. This webinar, organized in partnership with the SWIFT response project, will cover the following topics: How we started: the first experience with TMC 207; The Bedaquiline Compassionate Use Program: Read more››

Lviv medical forum

Infection control discussed at Lviv medical forum for nurses

On April 22, 2015, practical conference "Development and Perspectives of Nursing Service in Lviv" took place within the Lviv Scientific Medical Forum.  The conference was innitiated by the Health Department of Lviv Oblast Administration and Lviv Regional Association of Nurses. "Last year there were 36 cases of nosocomial infection registered in the Lviv region, – says Natalia Timko, Chief Specialist on Epidemiology Read more››

VCT coverage 2012-2013

Examples of STbCU work with strategical information

To you attention we post an article by Nina Roman, USAID StbCU Specialist on TB/HIV co-infection, on Use of strategic information by the USAID STbCU project. The article was published at the Practical Guide on the Use of Strategic Information in the Area of HIV/AIDS ( by USAID RESPOND in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Disease Read more››

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