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
Task Order Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Scaling HIV and TB Prevention and Treatment in Nigeria
Supporting the implementation and scaling of HIV and TB prevention and treatment programs is key for improving the ability of Nigerian state and local health systems.
Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants
Supporting national committees that coordinate Global Fund grants reinforces local ownership and strengthens the effort to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics.
Fighting Tuberculosis in Ukraine
In an effort to lower the extremely high rate of tuberculosis infection among its citizens, Ukraine is strengthening its health care system’s ability to detect, treat, and prevent the illness.
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…
On World TB Day, Go Home and Be Well
In the weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and like many young Americans at the time, my granddad enlisted in the armed services. He traveled from his home in Scranton to Philadelphia and began to prepare himself for what war might bring. But he never made it to the front lines. Instead, he was…
Changing Minds About TB Treatment
In the 21st century, tuberculosis (TB) remains a considerable problem in Ukraine and around the globe. Ukraine is among the 27 countries with the highest multi-drug-resistant TB burden in the world, largely because priority is given to hospital-based TB treatment; TB care is financed through a rigid methodology based on the number of occupied hospital…
News: Evaluation Meets Design: Presenting at #Eval16
During the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA’s) annual conference, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and research experts convene to explore the latest practices, methods, and findings defining their field. At Evaluation 2016, attendees are discussing evaluation through the lens of design — from data visualization to systematic approaches to designing programs. To contribute to the intersection between evaluation…
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…
News: Chemonics Presents at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
What exactly is public health and how does it shape relevant issues such as climate change and sustainable agriculture? The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, which takes place October 31 – November 4 in Chicago, Illinois, takes a closer look at the role that public health plays across different political, environmental, social, and economic…
News: Chemonics to Present at World Conference on Lung Health
USAID’s Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine (STbCU) project, implemented by Chemonics, will take part in the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health from October 28 to November 1, 2014, at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Spain. Chemonics staff from the STbCU project will deliver presentations and discuss posters on TB detection and management tools. The…