The Georgian Patient’s Union continues their initiative to better TB patient care

The Georgian Patient’s Union (GPU) continues to improve community-based Tuberculosis (TB) care by providing TB patients one-on-one peer-education sessions.

In 2015, URC celebrated its 50th anniversary of improving the quality of health care, social services, and education worldwide. To celebrate, URC hosted a community program contest asking URC country teams to nominate a local organization that would benefit from URC support. GPU was one of three winning organizations awarded a prize donation of $2,000.

With their prize, GPU purchased two laptops and three tablets to install a 25-minute android-based patient education application. With these new devices and application, they counseled over 50 patients in TB peer education. The National TB Program provided an office space for GPU representatives to communicate with patients on treatment in a comfortable environment.

The android application was originally designed by the Georgian Tuberculosis Prevention Project to improve patient counseling and outreach.

Congratulations to GPU for their outstanding work in the field of community-based TB care.

Former TB patient, Nikoloz Mirzashvili, advises a patient about TB awareness using an android-based patient education application (2016)
Former TB patient, Nikoloz Mirzashvili, advises a patient about TB awareness using an android-based patient education application (2016)
Date 
July 21, 2016
Authors 
Sarah Kim, Corporate Digital Program Officer
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