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Subject: Emerging and epidemic diseases > Tuberculosis
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An Advocacy Strategy for Adoption and Dissemination of the WHO Policy on TB Infection Control in Health Care Facilities, Congregate Settings, and Households

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new policy to guide activities for controlling tuberculosis (TB) infection. This report provides guidance on advocacy for political and financial support for TB infection control from donors and countries, widespread adoption of the WHO policy, and incorporation of it into national and local policies. The report also addresses advocacy for linkages with civil society organizations in the field to ensure demand for and implementation of the WHO policy to protect health workers, patients, and communities from TB transmission.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

APHIA II Western Project: Best Practices and Promising Interventions

This report is a review of the USAID-funded AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II Western) Project, which operated at the provincial level in Western Kenya from December 2006 to December 2010. The project focused primarily on increasing the use of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis health services, the adoption of healthier behaviors, the promotion of family planning and reproductive health services, and maternal and child health. The report is available as one large file or several smaller files.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Africa

Attitudes Toward Tuberculosis (TB) Services Among People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in Ukraine

This poster presentation describes the results of the exit interviews conducted with 312 tuberculosis (TB) patients who may or may not be HIV-positive and five focus group discussions conducted with people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in Kyiv City and Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. This poster was presented at the XVI AIDS conference in Toronto, August 13-18, 2006.

Author: Gamazina K; Zaika N; Bishop A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Eastern Europe

Barriers to Access and Use of Public TB Diagnostic Services in Vietnam

This report dissects research results assessing access to and use of public tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic services in nine districts of Vietnam. The report identifies barriers to accessing public-sector TB diagnostic services at the individual, provider, and health system levels.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Asia

Building Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Capacity for TB Control: Strategies to Improve Case Detection and Treatment Adherence in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by building local and national capacities in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) strategies. This work aimed to improve TB case detection and treatment adherence by training local civil-society members and national-level staff to design and implement ACSM work plans. This project was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Cambodia Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s Cambodia country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Program websites

China Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s China country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Program websites

Collaborating to Control Tuberculosis

In collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics and the Hong Kong Supranational Reference Laboratory, PATH assists the Chinese National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory with determining the operational feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and impact of new tuberculosis diagnostics in order to help the Chinese Ministry of Health decide whether to introduce and scale up these technologies. This fact sheet is presented in English on one side and simplified Chinese on the other.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Community Health Workers' Manual

PATH developed this manual for community health workers to facilitate and support the implementation of the AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA) II project’s community-based activities in Eastern, Nyanza, and Western provinces of Kenya. The manual was developed with funding from the US Agency for International Development. It is available as one large file or as 17 smaller files.

Publication date: July 2007

Region: Africa

Community-Based TB and HIV Integration Good Practice Guide

There is an urgent need to engage communities and build the capacity of community-based organizations to respond to the burden of tuberculosis (TB) on people living with HIV and to mobilize resources to fight TB. This guide and accompanying workbook provide information and guidance on TB integration in HIV programming. The workbook is provided in a Microsoft Word format so users may enter information directly into the document and change the templates as needed.

Author: Richardson D, Mburu G

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

Courageous Community Leaders Go Above and Beyond to Fight Tuberculosis One Patient at a Time

This is the story of how two community members, Mr. Ritte and Mr. Kiondo, decided to team up to fight tuberculosis (TB). With PATH's training, the two men were able to improve TB case detection and treatment success in their community and in other districts, helping to foster the TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment goals of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Directions in Global Health (Volume 1, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health profiles five PATH projects: Entre Amigas, which is reaching young adolescent girls in Nicaragua with reproductive health and life skills; the Healthy Start for a Healthy Life project, which is improving the care of newborns in Indonesia; the Ukraine TB project, which is implementing training and IEC activities to control tuberculosis; PATH's Children's Vaccine Program, which is managing medical waste in Nepal; and the Horizons program, which is influencing gender norms among young men in Brazil.

Publication date: May 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 10, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work over a decade to improve control of Japanese encephalitis and make an affordable vaccine from China widely available. It includes an editorial by Dr. Kathy Neuzil, who directs PATH’s Vaccine Access and Delivery Global Program. Other articles cover work to bring a rapid test for river blindness to market, use community-led videos to improve health, tackle diabetes and tuberculosis, and help public health managers with information systems.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health profiles five aspects of PATH's work: our regional efforts to control tuberculosis, the development of and new applications for the Uniject device, a study evaluating storage of hepatitis B vaccine outside of the cold chain, promotion of condom use among young people, and PATH's procurement team.

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s Sure Start project, which helped to improve maternal and newborn health in India. Other articles cover strategies to eliminate malaria, advocacy and communications to improve tuberculosis control, a landmark vaccine introduction in Ghana, and a new child-health initiative in southern Africa.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to reduce the global burden of HIV/AIDS. It describes how PATH strengthens community-based responses; addresses gender norms to reduce HIV risk; integrates services for maximum effectiveness against HIV, tuberculosis, and other health challenges; advances needed technologies; and evaluates project impact. In addition, Dr. Julie Pulerwitz offers her perspective on turning the tide against AIDS.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to increase access to lifesaving products for women. It features a commentary by Catharine Taylor, who directs PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Program. Other articles cover efforts to improve health and nutrition with orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes in Kenya, increase hepatitis B vaccination for newborns in Vietnam, fight childhood tuberculosis in Tanzania, and assess a range of technologies for their potential impact in reducing maternal deaths.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Eka's Story: Laying the Foundation for Success to Stop Tuberculosis in Georgia

This is the story about the journey of a courageous doctor in the country of Georgia who received training from PATH in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) to link together national- and community-level efforts to fight tuberculosis (TB). The ACSM approach helps communities learn how to mobilize political commitment and resources for TB and educate people about TB and its cure, to improve case detection and treatment adherence. These interventions are critical to combating stigma and discrimination and empowering people affected by TB. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Eastern Europe

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Engaging All Health Care Providers in Tuberculosis Control: Public-Private Partnership in Cambodia

This is the story of how PATH’s work to involve local pharmacists and other private-sector health providers in Cambodia in the early detection of tuberculosis (TB) cases helps to find people with TB faster and get them the treatment they need, using all of the country’s health care resources. This approach also helps ensure that all health care providers are knowledgeable about the correct drugs needed for TB and know how to refer patients to facilities for appropriate drugs when needed. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Eritrea: Winning Through Caring

This is one of a series of fact sheets that describe PATH's current and past work in Kenya. The fact sheets focus on specific projects as well as unique approaches that cut across projects. This fact sheet describes PATH's work with the Eritrean government and the World Bank’s HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Tuberculosis Control Project (HAMSET). As part of the FHI/IMPACT project, PATH created Winning Through Caring, behavior change communication that provided information about HIV prevention, care, and support.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Africa

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