Skype-conference on TB infection control

On October 08, 2013, UCDC\USAID advisor Oleksandr Pasichnikov and Project specialist Andrii Aleksandrin participated in a national Skype conference on TB infection control, hosted by the Ukrainian Center to Control Socially Dangerous Diseases. Participants on the call discussed the implementation of Ukraine’s National Standard on TB infection control (adopted in 2010) in TB facilities, reforms to Ukraine’s Sanitary and Epidemiological Services including a change in their approach from controlling and punitive to mentoring and supportive, and the work of the expert group on TB infection control that was formed and continues to be supported by the Project.

During the conference call, Project representatives also detailed the support that has been provided by the TB IC expert group and the benefits and efficiency of its approach. The Project also welcomed all interested participants to send their questions and proposals to the Facebook page on TB infection control, which the Project administers: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Infection-Control-in-Ukraine.