The end to tuberculosis (TB) is within reach. Achieving this goal requires holistic systems thinking so that we can address gaps in local health systems as well as the underlying and persistent determinants of TB – most notably, economic and social inequalities. We support actors from the community to national level to identify and address gaps in their health and community systems for integrated, patient-centered TB care and prevention, and work across sectors to eliminate poverty and foster healthy societies.
Fighting Tuberculosis in Ukraine
In an effort to lower the extremely high rate of tuberculosis infection among its citizens, Ukraine is strengthening its health care system’s ability to detect, treat, and prevent the illness.
3 Questions with Kartlos Kankadze: Lessons to Combat Two Epidemics at Once
Dr. Kartlos Kankadze is the director of the Human Resources for Health in 2030 program’s Philippines buy-in and previously served as the chief of party of the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project. What is TB/HIV co-infection, and why is it such a serious issue? Tuberculosis is a curable and preventable infectious disease caused by…
On World TB Day, Go Home and Be Well
In the weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and like many young Americans at the time, my granddad enlisted in the armed services. He traveled from his home in Scranton to Philadelphia and began to prepare himself for what war might bring. But he never made it to the front lines. Instead, he was…
Changing Minds About TB Treatment
In the 21st century, tuberculosis (TB) remains a considerable problem in Ukraine and around the globe. Ukraine is among the 27 countries with the highest multi-drug-resistant TB burden in the world, largely because priority is given to hospital-based TB treatment; TB care is financed through a rigid methodology based on the number of occupied hospital…