USAID TB CARE I Program

Duration:
August 2011- September 2014

Implementing Partner:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Key Partners:
National TB program

Activity Locations:
Nationwide

The USAID TB CARE I program, implemented in Kyrgyzstan by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, is designed to assist the Kyrgyz Republic in implementation of the National Tuberculosis Program and provides assistance in the following technical areas: universal access to care, laboratory quality, infection control, programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis and monitoring and evaluation. Key interventions include updating TB control policies to be in line with modern international standards, building the capacity of local care providers to deliver a high quality of care, and providing mentoring and supervisory support to partners in the application of effective modern TB control practices nationwide.

TB CARE I has supported the following interventions:

  • Development of the National TB Program for 2013-2016
  • Introduction of expanded outpatient TB care in Bishkek
  • Strengthening coordination between prison and general TB services 
  • Development of the National Laboratory Plan, National GeneXpert Strategy and National Maintenance Guideline for Laboratory Equipment 
  • Development of National infection control Guidelines with instructions. Development of Guidelines on drug resistant TB and TB in Children
  • Development of regulations on palliative care for TB patients
  • Revision of the TB recording and reporting system in accordance with the latest WHO definitions
  • Improvement of infection control practices in TB facilities
  • Development of the Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the National TB Program for 2013-2016 
  • Strengthening capacity of local analysts on TB related Operational Research 

The USAID TB CARE I program contributes to establishing collaboration and coordination mechanism among all partners involved in TB control, efficiently mobilizing available capital and human resources to fight this disease in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Last updated: October 08, 2014

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