U.S. Government Global TB Strategy: Strengthen Delivery Platforms

A man in Tibet accesses care for TB

Strengthen TB Service Delivery Platforms

The U.S. Government’s Global TB Strategy [PDF, 1.8MB] focuses on strengthening key service delivery platforms by helping countries identify populations at high risk of TB and improve healthcare settings. Through multi-sectoral partnerships, we will focus on strengthening drug policy and management, monitoring and evaluation systems, and human resource development by:

  • Increasing political commitment and leadership
  • ‡Improving and expanding comprehensive partnerships and informed community involvement
  • ‡Strengthening drug and commodity management
  • ‡Improving quality data, surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Developing human resources

New Guidelines Help Kazakhstan Treat, Control TB

National MDR-TB Guidelines Championed in Kazakhstan
Specialists from the National TB Program and pilot sites discuss multidrug-resistant TB guidelines.

In 2012, USAID’s TB CARE I project introduced new rapid diagnostic tools to Kazakhstan to more quickly diagnose MDR-TB and facilitate more effective treatment. To build on this success, the National TB Program requested technical input from USAID for the development of national guidelines on MDR-TB that could direct all health professionals across the country to more effectively treat MDR-TB and lower the country’s burden. Read the full story.

 

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Last updated: February 23, 2016

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