The “Be Healthy!” TB Awareness Campaign

On October 5, 2013, more than 400 people participated in activities led by the Project at the USAID Field Day in Zaporizhya. These activities included a public questionnaire on TB, free personal consultations with a TB doctor, and a TB awareness lottery game, all of which were first offered at the USAID Field Day in Read more››

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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 Read more››

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Training for Laboratory Technicians “Use of Xpert MTB/RIF methodologies”

From July 29 to August 2, 2013, the USAID Strengthening Tuberculoses Control in Ukraine project conducted a five-day training on the use of Xpert MTB/RIF methods. The training was organized and hosted by Project HOPE, the project’s lead subcontractor given its experience with Xpert MTB/RIF implementation. The purpose of the training was to ensure that Ukrainian laboratory specialists have firsthand experience Read more››

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TB IC Expert Group within the State Sanitary and Epidemiology Service is officially launched

On July 22, 2013, the State Sanitary and Epidemiology Service (SES) issued Order #145, which launched the National Group of Experts on TB Infection Control (TB IC), a project initiated and supported by the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project. The formation of this expert group brought together representatives from the national SES and regional SES. The primary Read more››

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STbCU participated in USAID Field Day in Simferopol

To deliver TB awareness messages on the level of individual communications, STbCU organized TB awareness campaign “Shared Breath” in Simferopol, within the USAID Filed day, June 01, 2013. Over 300 Simferopol citizens joined the campaign: 278 people were individually consultated by TB-doctors, representing partnering TB dispensary in the AR Crimea, and took part in the Read more››

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Project news

STbCU project seeks for experts

The USAID STbCU project on a regular basis invites experts to provide consulting services, training, implementation of monitoring visits, mentoring, development and implementation of quality control procedures, data collection and analysis, interviews and focus groups, etc., in the following areas: Laboratory diagnostics of TB TB case management in primary health care facilities Case management of Read more››

The TB IC expert group received personal protection equipment

International manufacturer of equipment for personal protection - 3M company – provided expert advisory group on TB Infection Control of the State SES  with sets for personal protection. The donation was done within cooperation of the company with the USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine project. The kit includes reusable protective suits, respirators FFP3 and FFP2, G3000 Read more››

The project presented its first recommendations on DRS piloting

On September 13, 2013, Coordination Group for organizing epidemiological survey on TB drug resistancy (DRS) in Ukraine met at the State Service on AIDS and Other Socially Dangerous Diseases. the participants discussed the results of DRS piloting in two Ukrainian regions: Kharkiv oblast and Kherson oblast. The USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project, which conducted the piloting in coordination Read more››

SES Expert Advisory Working Group on Infection Control reports on the results of its visit to Luhansk oblast

From August 19-23, 2013, Expert Advisory Working Group on Infection Control (IC WG), which was established by the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service (SES) of Ukraine with technical support from the USAID STbCU project, carried out its first monitoring visit to the Luhansk region. The purpose of the monitoring mission was to assess problems and risks Read more››


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