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Senior Technical Advisor, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project Dr. Kartlos Kankadze

Dr. Kartlos Kankadze has 19 years of experience in health program management and clinical practice in tuberculosis, HIV, infectious diseases, and reproductive health in Eastern Europe. Dr. Kankadze is currently the senior technical advisor for the GHSC-PSM project. Previously, he was the director of the HRH2030 Philippines buy-in and served as chief of party for the Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project. Before that, as chief of party for the USAID Healthy Women in Georgia program, Dr. Kankadze piloted and scaled up a Supportive Supervision Program in three regions of Georgia, improving the quality of services among a regional network of health facilities. As head of the Division of Medical Technologies with the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs in Georgia, Dr. Kankadze led donor coordination and management to achieve improved TB services. Additionally, Dr. Kankadze worked to initiate the National Tuberculosis Program in Georgia. Dr. Kankadze holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Tbilisi State Medical University and an M.P.H. from the State University of New York.

by Dr. Kartlos Kankadze

The Clock is Ticking: How to End TB by 2022

Although the world has made unprecedented gains in combating tuberculosis (TB) in the past two decades, access, quality and equity in TB care remain a big challenge. The added burden of COVID-19 is threatening to reverse these gains. Early on, lockdown and movement restrictions led to a decline in clinic visits due to fear of contracting COVID-19.…

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…

Now Is the Time: Let’s End TB in Ukraine

The theme of World TB Day this year, “Unite to End TB,” reflects the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) End TB Strategy, which recently replaced the Stop TB Strategy and corresponds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). End TB sets an ambitious agenda between now and 2035, targeting a 95 percent reduction in number of TB-related…