TB case-finding and diagnosis

Using quality improvement to improve the utilisation of GeneXpert testing at five lab hubs in Northern Uganda

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem, with an estimated 10.4 million new (incident) TB cases worldwide each year. Case notification for TB in the 16 districts in Northern Uganda is 134 cases/100 000 population,...

A guide to increasing TB screening amongst the fishing communities: The USAID ASSIST Project's experience from Northern Uganda

In a bid to improve tuberculosis (TB) case identification in northern Uganda, ASSIST has implemented several activities to actively screen for TB in selected populations. The innovation of TB screening of fishermen at landing sites was...

Screening in Maternity to Ascertain Tuberculosis Status Study: Study Protocol

This study protocol was published to provide other researchers with access to the methodology and to provide background for a planned follow-up publication with the findings of the actual study. The study, conducted in Swaziland in 2016,...

Improving Utilisation of GeneXpert Testing at Five Lab Hubs in Northern Uganda

The GeneXpert test is a molecular test that detects Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria DNA as well as some genetic mutations associated with TB treatment resistance. The test uses samples like cerebrospinal fluid and pleural fluid and gives...

Declining tuberculosis notification trend associated with strengthened TB and expanded HIV care in Swaziland

This article, published in June 2015 in the peer-reviewed Public Health Action of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, reviews progress over the past 10 years with tuberculosis (TB) case notification in Swaziland...

Computer-based Training for Tuberculosis Education in Indonesia

To support the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) of Indonesia in its efforts to train private health care practitioners in tuberculosis (TB) directly observed treatment, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project was asked by USAID to...

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