Georgia Tuberculosis Prevention Project (TPP)

Overview

Through this four-year project, URC is working to reduce the number of TB cases in Georgia, thereby achieving the country’s Millennium Development Goals. The Georgian health system is rapidly undertaking several policy and programmatic changes, including large-scale privatization of health care infrastructure, such as general hospitals and primary care facilities. The project is supporting the integration of TB services into this changing system. This includes facilitating and implementing strategies for health systems strengthening, health care provider capacity building, partnership leveraging with TB stakeholders and other healthcare players, and behavior change communication.

Key Activities
  • Improve early detection of TB-suspected cases in general health facilities
  • Strengthen the quality of full implementation of Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) and DOTS plus nationwide. DOTS is the internationally recommended approach to TB control.
  • Provide modest rehabilitation of TB clinics along with technical assistance to newly opened private treatment sites nationwide to improve infection control and patient morale
In Georgia, with support of TPP, schoolchildren from 120 schools were reached by information seminars arranged school conferences and peer-education events (2014)
In Georgia, with support of TPP, schoolchildren from 120 schools were reached by information seminars arranged school conferences and peer-education events (2014)
Duration
2011 to present
Funders 
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Regions/ Countries