Study tour “Implementing international approaches to TB control in Ukraine”

From September 4-5, 2013, STbCU conducted a study tour entitled “Implementing international approaches to TB control in Ukraine.” Ten heads of health care units from the coal and energy industries as well as the heads of public health care facilities that provide medical care to workers of the D-TEK company in Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, and Luhansk oblasts made visits to TB facilities in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. At these locations, the participants learned internationally recognized approaches to TB control, especially TB detection and TB infection control. They also received the Project’s recommendations on how to better implement this knowledge in their own work environment.

The visit also helped to identify methods of cooperation between departmental health services and the health services of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine for the provision of TB diagnostics, prevention, and treatment services to vulnerable occupational groups.