Georgia Tuberculosis Prevention Project Final Report

File Type .pdf | File Size 12.96 MB

With support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), University Research Co., LLC (URC) has implemented the Georgia TB Prevention Project (TPP), a five-year project working with the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) to strengthen active case finding and improve the quality of TB directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) and MDR-TB services.

The project has made a significant contribution towards strengthening the policy and regulatory environment for adequate TB control, and has supported programmatic management through the use of innovative technologies such as electronic health management information and mHealth systems. Major achievements include:

  • Capacity building of primary care providers for early TB detection
  • Strengthening regulatory framework for sustainable TB response
  • Strengthening NTP management capacity
  • Improving quality of TB services
  • Strengthening capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs)
  • Building integrated TB service delivery model
  • supporting evidence-based planning
  • Improving TV-related knowledge and reducing a level of stigma
  • Strengthening TB laboratory services

TPP achievements and lessons learned have tremendous importance for creating strong foundations for meeting the post 2015 TB strategy goals. This final report address the projects key achievements, accomplishments, and results.

Publication Date 
June 2016
Authors 
Tamar Gabunia, USAID Georgia Tuberculosis Prevention Project
Resource Type 
Publications
Annual Reports
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English