Tuberculosis

SUSTAIN's Tuberculosis Care Change Package

Since 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery at select health facilities through the Strengthening Uganda’s...

SUSTAIN's Laboratory Services Change Package

Since 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery at select health facilities through the Strengthening Uganda’s...

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...

The impact of quality improvement projects on TB treatment outcomes in Piggs Peak Hospital, Swaziland

TB is the most common opportunistic infection for people living with HIV in Swaziland. A problem of unfavorable treatment outcomes identified in Piggs Peak Hospital was addressed through training and implementation of quality improvement...

Delivery of isoniazid preventive therapy to reduce occupational TB among healthcare workers in Swaziland

Healthcare workers (HCWs) in Swaziland are at increased risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB), but existing infection control and occupational health policies often fall short of mitigating the risk of acquiring TB in the workplace. Health...

Evaluation of TB/HIV Collaborative Activities in Swaziland

The dual epidemic of HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis is one of the major health challenges faced by Swaziland. With a TB incidence rate of 733 TB cases per 100,000 per year and 73% of TB patients co-infected with HIV, Swaziland is listed...

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