Tuberculosis

VIDEO: How Addressing Gender Considerations in Improvement Work Leads to Better Outcomes

The USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender considerations as part of its approach to improving health care and strengthening health systems. Gender integration rests on the understanding that achieving sustained and equitable outcomes in...

Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control in Swaziland

The global HIV and TB epidemics have placed enormous burdens upon already overstretched health care workers (HCWs) and poorly resourced health care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. The rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB)...

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...

Decentralizing TB Services to Improve Access to Treatment in Swaziland

This short report describes the work conducted by University Research Co., LLC (URC) from 2006 to 2014, through the USAID-funded Quality Assurance, Health Care Improvement, and Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)...

Providing TB Services to Health Care Workers in Swaziland through Wellness Screening

Health care workers (HCWs) are the health care delivery system’s most valuable asset, and no hospital or clinic can guarantee the highest quality of care to its patients if the health and safety of its staff are at risk. It is estimated...

World TB Day: Reach and treat through TB awareness in Hhohho Region, Swaziland

Janet Ongole

Director of KM & M&E, Swaziland, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

As commemorations for World TB Day are taking place globally, a TB awareness campaign was launched on March 12th in the Hhohho region of Swaziland supported by USAID ASSIST Project together with the National TB Control Program (NTCP) and the Swaziland Commercial Amadoda Road Transportation Council (SCARTCO). 

Improving Health Care: The Results and Legacy of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

This final report of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) summarizes the key accomplishments and learning of this seven-year global technical assistance project of the USAID Office of Health Systems. Implemented from 2007-2014,...

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