Tuberculosis

Improving TB detection and TB-HIV integration in Vietnam

This short report describes the results of quality improvement activities supported by HCI to improve TB case detection and TB-HIV case management and service integration in Hai Duong and Nam Dinh provinces of Vietnam.

Implementing a successful quality improvement program in a TB diagnostic facility in semi-rural Swaziland

This short report describes the efforts of the Piggs Peak Hospital in the Hhohho Region of Swaziland to apply continuous quality improvement approaches to TB-HIV care.

Results of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries

This paper summarizes 10 years of evidence of the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards. The collaborative improvement approach was designed by the Institute for...

CDC TB Guidelines

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer a number of evidence-based guidelines and tools for delivering high quality TB care. These tools are available for download in English from the CDC Tuberculosis...

International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC)

The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) describe a widely accepted level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing patients who have, or are suspected of having, tuberculosis...

Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP)

The Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP) is a five-year (2005-2010) cooperative agreement funded by USAID to the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TB-CTA), a coalition of the major international organizations in...

Intensified TB case finding in Swaziland

The increasing number of cases of TB associated with HIV infection in Swaziland has greatly increased the demands on TB and HIV treatment programs. Swaziland has an estimated TB incidence of 1,155 cases per 100,000 population per year (...

Program evaluation of TB-HIV interventions in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam

This 18-month study aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of TB/HIV detection by implementing the TB testing corner at HIV C&T Center in Thai Binh city; conducting routine surveillance of HIV/TB detection and management at...

Expanding TB and TB/HIV Integrated Services in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam

This report provides an evaluation of an 18-month quality improvement intervention supported by the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project (QAP) and its successor, the Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project, in Thai Binh Province of Vietnam...

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