Guidelines, training materials and best practices

Guide on Use of UV Radiometers for Controlling Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation in Institutions that Provide Care to Patients with Tuberculosis (in Ukrainian)

Tuberculosis. Charts and Visuals for Health Professionals Working at the Second and Third Healthcare Level

USAID STbCU project developed a new manual on TB management: Tuberculosis. Charts and Visuals for Health Professionals Working at the Second and Third Healthcare Level. The charts are composed based on the national clinical protocols.The publication is designed as a notepad, with b/w pages for notes and colored pages with charts on TB case management.  

Family doctors office in Kryvyy Rih

Full discription and a brief presentation of piloting TB outpatient care model in Kryvyi Rih

The pilot is being implemented by the STbCU project, in collaboration with Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Diseases and Kryvyi Rih TB service. 

Video TB IC HIV Alliance

Video: TB Infection Control

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance Ukraine has presented a video on “Tuberculosis Infection Control”. The video was created within the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant, under the” Investments for exposure to tuberculosis and HIV infection”

TB treatment video screen shot

Video on TB treatment

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine has developed a 6-minute video on TB treatment. The video was created within the grant by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria under the “Investing in impact on the epidemic of TB and HIV”. The purpose of the video is to debunk persistent myths about TB treatment. The video is recommended for use by non-governmental organizations and will be distributed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as part of the information campaign “Dissemination of evidence-based knowledge on TB in the Region.”

International HIV-AIDS Alliance in Ukraine logo

Promoting adherence to tuberculosis treatment in clients of harm reduction programs

CF International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine developed a publication “Promoting adherence to tuberculosis treatment in clients of harm reduction programs.”

Best practices: example local protocol on TB/HIV co-infection

In response to requests from health professionals working at different levels of health care in the Project-supported regions, the project publishes sample local protocol of care for TB/HIV co-infected patients. This local protocol was developed by Kupiansk Central Raion Clinic. The project recommends you to further improve your own local protocol by adding indicators that characterize the quality of TB/HIV care. The list of such indicators was developed by the project earlier.Find these indyktaory You can follow this link.

Set of posters on TB,developed by STbCU for medical universities

USAID STbCU project together with the National medical University by O.O.Bohomolets developed a set of posters on TB. The posters will be used by IV and VI year students in medical hight schools in Ukraine. The set includes the following posters: 1. Classification of TB cases. 2. Laboratory Confirmation of TB. 3. How the Drug-resistant TB Developes. 4. Genetic Basics of DR TB. 5. Standard Regimens Against MDR TB. 6. Mechanism of TB Transmission. 7 Infection Control Essentials. 8. Administrative Infection Control. 9. Environmental Infection Control. 10. Individual Respiratory Protection. 11. Tuberculosis and HIV. 12. TB Detection in HIV-positive Persons. 13. Managing Serious Patients with HIV and Suspected TB. 14. Common approaches to TB/HIV Treatment.

3D Medical Illustration Of The Human Anatomy

TB/HIV Manual for Students and Physicians

The Manual developed by the USAID STbCU project in partnership with the National Medical University by Bohomolets. To download the Manual (in Ukrainian), please click here.

Action Plan and M&E indicators to improve TB/HIV services

Both documents were drafted based on recommendations of “TB/HIV Co-Infection Services Gap-Analysis “, implememnted in partnership with the New-jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI) in 2013. The Ukrainian Centre for Socially Dangerous Disease Control recommends two USAID STbCU-developed documents to be implemented by health departments in Kharkiv, Kirovograd, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson, and Odessa oblasts, and the Kyiv city.


Instructions on sputum collection

Considering requests from our regional partners, USAID STbCU project developed instructions on sputum collection, which contains recommendations to help a patient to collect qualitative biological material for analysis.

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Download appointment card (in Ukrainian)

Patient Discharge form

Within the grant, issued through the STbCU project to the Ukrainian Red Cross, USAID STbCU published and disseminated to the pilot regions a Patient Disharge form. Except a regular form, which is aproved by the Ministry of health of Ukraine, there is a special annex – perforated sheet with Notes for Patients. From these Notes a patient will get to know why after the intensive phase of TB treatment s/he should continue taking TB drugs under direct supervision, how ss the DOT principle functioning, how to avoid side effects and what are the fundamental principles of infection control to be followed to protect surrounding people from TB.

Training on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

To increase multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment efficacy rate and build capacity to implement programs for multi-drug resistant/extensively drug resistant tuberculosis, the USAID “Strengthening Tuberculosis (TB) Control in Ukraine” Project developed a five day training for TB doctors.

MDR-TB management. 45th Global Lung Health Conference review

Automized Excel form for registering and analysis of the results of External Quality Control in TB laboratories

TB Infection Control: Instructions for Everyone

What can every healthcare worker do to ensure that our work, and patients’ stay in hospitals, are safer and healthier?

Training materials of TOT on TB case management in PHC
Manual “Tuberculosis. Charts and Visuals for Primary healthcare Doctors”
Training materials on smear microscopy
Abdominal TB
Cutaneous Tuberculosis. Article review for Ukrainian TB specialists

Clinical Features of TB-HIV co-infection cases

Webcasts of presentations from the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Please visit the conference website or click to view the webcasts. 

Educational film for physicians

The film is available (in Ukrainian) at the project’s YouTube channel: (35 minutes), or by chapters:

  • Tuberculosis and Human History
  • Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
  • TB Diagnostics
  • TB Infection Control 
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis

STbCU project developed a series of posters for those laboratories which perform diagnostics of tuberculosis: 



Presentations on TB-HIV co-infection (in Ukrainian): 

Patient’s Diary publication

The publication consists of both, text boxes with important TB–related recommendations, and chapters to be filled by a patient. The latter includes “My questions to health worker”, “My next visit to hospital”, “My observations”, “Body weight” and “Body temperature” diagrams, weekly diary, physician’s and patronage nurse’s contacts, assigned treatment regiments, and calendar of screening procedures. 

SES Information Letter on Monitoring Visits 

The letter provides definition of monitoring, presents legal and regulatory framework for conducting monitoring visits, and provides a list of services that can be provided by within SES’s monitoring visits. The Information letter also includes a list of TB infection control criteria.

Webinar on TB infection control: video and presentation (in Russian)

The webinar was conducted by USAID TB CARE II project-supported DR-TB Training Network on May 8, 2014. 

TB infection control-related webinar on how to organize a functioning individual respiratory protection program: video and presentation (in Russian)

The webinar was conducted by USAID TB CARE II project-supported DR-TB Training Network on May 20, 2014. The webinar was leaded by Grigory Volchenkov, TB Infection Control expert and Chief Doctor at Vladimir Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary (Russia), Head of Vladimir Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary and Director of the Regional TB Control Program.

Materials of the TB infection control webinar on affordable and effective TB infection control measures (natural ventilation and UV radiation): video  and  presentation (in Russian).

The webinar was conducted by USAID TB CARE II project-supported DR-TB Training Network on May 15, 2014. The webinar was leaded by Grigory Volchenkov, TB Infection Control expert and Chief Doctor at Vladimir Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary, Head of Vladimir Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary and Director of the Regional TB Control Program.

Video: Instruction on validation of biosafety cabinets

USAID STbCU project specialists together with the State SES Expert Working Group on Infection Control prepared a video instruction for laboratory specialists on biological safety cabinets validation. 

Video: Use of Conditioner in Bacterialogical Laboratory

Roman Rodyna, a member of infection control expert group and a Director of Donetsk SES regional laboratory center, presents the rationale and rules for the use of air conditioners in bacteriological laboratories.

Summary of Demonstration of Gastric Aspiration Technique in Children webinar (In Ukrainian)

18-minute instructional video on the gastric aspiration technique in children, that was created by the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis can be watched in English at the DR-TB Network’s website: This webinar includes an initial version of the video and a Q & A session about the technique itself.

GF online courses to introduce and explain parts of the new funding model

A series of online courses to introduce and explain parts of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF)’s new funding model. Each e-learning module is on a particular topic, which may be relevant for Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), technical assistance providers, technical partners, civil society, governments and others.

TB prevention with izoniazid among PLWH (in Ukrainian)

TB prevention among people living with HIV (PLWH) causes a lot of questions among doctors and patients. The USAID STbCU Project experts answer to the most frequently asked questions on TB prevention with izoniazid. 

Educational video about the correct work of the first level laboratory

The video is produced by Olha Soloviova, laboratory specialist from the Kherson oblast TB dispensary, with technical support from the USAID STbCU project. 

Guidelines for the Development of local protocols (in Ukrainian)

The guidelines developed due to USAID STbCU project support include the ready-to-use drafts of local protocols on tuberculosis.

Unified Clinical Protocol on TB: questions and answers.

The USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project has started an online discussion of the Unified Protocol on TB Case Management, which was endorced by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in December, 2012.

Training on Sputum Smear Microscopy

The training focuses on sputum smear microscopy and quality control so as to improve the skills of laboratory specialists and increase the overall quality of TB diagnostics.

The training materials are in Ukrainian

Training on use of Xpert MTB/RIF

We are glad to present you training materials on use of Xpert MTB/RIF. The training was developed under support of the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project in August, 2013, and held by the HOPE project at the National Reference laboratory of Tajikistan.

The training materials are in Russian.

The cascade training approach used by the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project   

STbCU project’s check-list for mentoring visits to health care facilities