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 and underlying determinants of TB, including 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 we work across sectors to eliminate poverty and foster healthy societies. We are developing open-access laboratory network diagnostics tools to increase data visibility and evidence-based decision-making in countries with a high TB burden. Through our supply chain programming, we assist countries in their scale-up of TB prevention therapy. Through collaboration with National Tuberculosis Programs around the globe, we help governments increase private sector engagement in TB commodity supply chains to ensure they are reliable, cost-effective, and meet patient and community needs.
Medical Workers Combatting TB
Learn how the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project addressed high rates of TB by developing a cascade training program to strengthen medical workers’ ability to treat and prevent the disease.
TB and HIV Co-management
In Ukraine, fighting HIV means fighting the threat of co-infection with tuberculosis. A USAID-funded program worked with health providers to improve detection and treatment of tuberculosis and enhance patient outcomes
Dr. Kartlos Kankadze
Senior Technical Advisor, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project