Surveys and Reports
The operational research “Let the Fresh Air In: Bringing University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Public Health Students into the National TB Response” implemented by International NGO “International HIV/AIDS and TB Institute” with USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project's support. The research aimed at exploring existing strategies of TB patient education aimed at increasing treatment adherence and patient needs in primary health facilities and TB clinics in the five selected districts of the city of Kyiv, and developing recommendations on improving patient education strategies in the process of service delivery.
USAID STbCU project, on request of the Ukrainian center for Socially Disease Control prepared Analitical review of Ukrainian legislation on the use of UV-radiators in health facilities, and compared it with up-to-date foreign regulations including those acting in post-Soviet countries.
MSc, PhD, consultant on TB Infection Control, on his visit to Ukraine on October 4-10, 2015
The pilot is being implemented by the STbCU project, in collaboration with Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Diseases and Kryvyi Rih TB service.
Results of Cost and Cost-Effectiveness retrospective етроспективне of TB care models in Kryvyy Rih, Ukraine, 2013
The goal of the study was to identify costs of organizational component of main TB treatment models and to evaluate the models’ influence on TB patients’ adherence to treatment and treatment effectiveness.
Survey objective – assess changes in the level of knowledge in IC of HCWs and practical application of IC standards at TB and HIV/AIDS services in 2013 in comparison to 2012.
Analitical report on the results of the piloting
In spring and summer 2013, USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine project in partnership with WHO conducted piloting of the first in Ukraine survey on drug-resistant TB. the piloting took place in Kherson and Kharkiv oblasts of Ukraine and aimed to get expirience needed for organization of a broad survey, which will be implemented in all the country regions. The results of the piloting and recommendations for better implementation of the survey are presented in this report.
Survey objective – assess the level of knowledge in IC of HCWs and practical application of IC standards at TB and HIV/AIDS services.
The survey comprised of TB specialists, nursing staff of TB dispensaries and infectious disease specialists of AIDS centers of all regions of Ukraine.
A total of 330 respondents were interviewed. They work at oblast TB dispensaries, in-patient TB settings, AIDS centers, and other TB facilities such as TB departments and DOTS sites. This sampling complies with the survey technical requirements regarding categorization of the respondents.
The survey was conducted in November of 2012.
The survey was hold in partnership with the BIBLIOMIST program in six major libraries in the South-East of Ukraine (cities Donetsk, Kramators'k, Lugansk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Kherson). Library visitors are the most active part of population in terms of information search and acquisition of knew knowledge. Thus, this category of respondents was chosen to explore public awareness of tuberculosis, information sources commonly used by the public to learn about tuberculosis and tuberculosis-related issues, and the potential for public use of an Internet-based informational resource.
The survey was conducted in spring 2013.
The findings of the STbCU project’s assessment, presented here, will inform the content of STbCU’s future training and advocacy campaigns, guide the Project’s efforts to improve health care practices nation-wide and, ultimately, help lower the incidence of TB infection in Ukraine.