USAID STbCU project has been officially launched in the Lviv oblast

October 24, Lviv. USAID STbCU project has been officially launched in the Lviv oblast. The protocol of intentions, which frameworks future cooperation at the region aimed to improve the quality and availability of TB services in the Lviv oblast, was signed by Kartlos Kankadze, USAID Project’s chief of party and Bohdan Chechotka, Head of the Lviv oblast Read more››

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Kryvyy Rih outpatient TB treatment model

USAID STbCU-supported model of outpatient TB treatment in the Kryvyy Rih city was recently presentat at the national seminar of Tb doctors. The experience gained at the process of implementation of this model, can be applied in the other reqgions too.  STbCU publishes the destription of the Kryvyy Rih model and supplementary documents, to the attention of those Ukrainian Read more››

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Over 450 Dnipropetrovsk citizens talked to physicians about TB at the USAID Filed day

On September 13, 2014, as part of the USAID Field Day, concurrent with City Day celebrations, STbCU presented its activities in Dnipropetrovsk. Over 450 visitors participated in activities at the STbCU tent. People talked to physicians from oblast TB facility, improved their knowledge on TB symptoms, prevention, diagnostic and treatment, and had fun playing games and Read more››

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USAID Administrator Visited Odesa Oblast TB facility

On June 17, 2014, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah visited the Odesa Oblast TB facility and got acquainted with activities and results of USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine Project efforts in the Odesa oblast. Odesa Oblast TB Dispensary is a key oblast counterpart, which is advancing regional TB control services based on Read more››

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Social advertisement about TB on public transport in Kryvyi Rih

On March 21, 2014, to commemorate the World TB Day, the STbCU Project together with the Kryvyy Rih city administration, city TB dispensary and Center "Zdorovya"  launched an advocacy campaign in Kryvyy Rih. The aim of the campaign is to improve availability of ambulatory TB services in the city, which has hard TB and TB/HIV burden. Read more››

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Project news

STbCU delivers updates in the National clinical protocol on TB to the regional level

From October to early November 2014, STbCU in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Disease Control conducted several seminars on aspects of MDR-TB within the newly adopted unified protocol on TB. The seminars were held in Zaporizhzhia, Odesa and Kherson oblasts, invloving TB service providers from PHC facilities, TB clinics and penitentiary system.  Two more seminars are planned Read more››

45th Union World Lung Conference. Day 5

Moving the next generation of TB diagnostics for drug resistance closer to patients: data sharing Molecular tools have the potential to increase accuracy, decrease test result turnaround time, and expand access to testing. New high-throughput sequencing technologies require immediate expansion of collaborations across all global partners to develop a unified system and provide wider access Read more››

45th Union World Lung Conference. Day 4.

Country experience on MDR-TB/DR-TB community based programs Session “Country experience in the decentralizing PMTD: community based MDR TB/ XDR TB cases” was full of the epidemiological data and cohort indicators apart of experience on the decentralizing activities. Kazakhstan presented their new-born project. They listed several models of patient  support including money incentives transferred to the Read more››

Preliminary data show high success rate for dramatically shortened multidrug-resistant TB treatment option

A nine-month treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) appears to be as effective as a 24-months regiment, according to data from two new studies being presented yesterday at the 45th World Conference on Lung Health. Preliminary data from an observational cohort study coordinated by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and conducted in nine Read more››


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