Transportation of TB Microbacteria Cultures from Kherson to Kharkiv for Drug Resistance Survey (DRS)

A drug resistance survey (DRS), designed to shed more light on patterns of drug resistance in cases of tuberculosis, is currently being piloted in Ukraine. As a part of this project, test tubes containing TB microbacteria soon will be transported from the cluster laboratory in Kherson to the regional TB laboratory in Kharkiv. Kharkiv and Kherson are two regions that Read more››

Working Meeting on TB/HIV Integrated Service Delivery and Referrals

On August 28, 2013, the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project will hold a meeting with TB doctors and infectious disease specialists in Zaporizhzhia oblast. The title of the meeting will be "TB/HIV Integrated Service Delivery and Effective Referral: The Optimal Model for TB/HIV Medical Care."  The meeting aims to improve the quality of integrated TB/HIV services Read more››

Training for Laboratory Technicians: “Sputum Smear Microscopy and Quality Control”

From August 19-23, 2013, the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project will conduct a five-day training for laboratory specialists who work in sputum microscopy centers in the cities of Kharkiv and Sevastopol. The training will support the improvment of TB diagnostics and increase the efficiency of the TB laboratory network in Ukraine.  This training on sputum smear microscopy and quality Read more››

SES approves schedule of monitoring visits, to be conducted by SES infection control experts

State Sanitary and Epidemiology Service (SES) has recently approved the schedule of monitoring visits to be conducted by the SES Group of Experts on TB Infection Control (TB IC) during the remainder of the 2013 calendar year. Monitoring visits will be made to the following regions: Lugansk oblast (August, 19-23) Dnepropetrovsk oblast (September, 23-27) AR Read more››

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