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

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››

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››

The first issue of the USAID STbCU project newsletter is available in Ukrainian

The USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project has launched its quarterly newsletter.  The newsletter will help to better present the Project to its national and regional partners and highlight Project's activities from the previous quarter (April-June 2013). You can download the first issue of the Newsletter (in Ukrainian) here: https://stbcu.com.ua/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/STbCU-Newsletter_1_2013_April-June.pdf  

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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