MDR TB Case Management Training for penitentiary system

From August 11-15, STbCU and the Dnipropetrovsk Center of Excellence conducted a five-day training on MDR-TB case management for 16 healthcare professionals who work in the penitentiary system. The training participants learned international approaches to MDR-TB diagnostics and treatment in prisons, improved their knowledge of appropriate uses of second-line anti-TB drugs, management of possible side Read more››

Annual Program Statement

The USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine (STbCU) is seeking concept papers from organizations for implementation of grant activities designed to reduce stigmatization of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment. The STbCU project is awarding grants to Ukrainian non-governmental organizations to conduct community-based TB advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) activities to further reduce stigmatization and Read more››

Gap-Analysis on TB/HIV co-infection services in the ten project-supported regions

STbCU project presents a comprehensive gap analysis on TB/HIV co-infection services in the ten project-supported regions. The analysis was undertaken by the USAID STBCU project and its partner the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI) to assess existing models of referral and collaboration among TB and HIV service institutions and organizations that provide care to patients Read more››

STbCU shares adopted and translated WHO forms for EQA reporting

To make EQA reporing easier for Ukrainian laboratory specialists, the USAID STbCU project translated into Ukrainian WHO-developed sample forms: RT3 sample form "Panel testing individual results and feedback form" RT4 sample form "Panel testing report of multiple laboratories for district supervisor and NTP" download the sample forms in Ukrainian Additionally, on March 25-26, 2014, the project conducted Read more››

Kharkiv oblast laboratories continue demonstrating high quality of diagnostics

On February 27, 2014, the Project hold a roundtable meeting for laboratory experts and administrators from health facilities in Kharkiv oblast. A total of 46 health specialists attended the roundtable. The participants summarized the results of external quality control procedures in the first and second level laboratories in 2013: 100 percent of laboratories (45 laboratories Read more››

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