Health Officials from 10 countries in Europe and Central Asia meet on TB Financing

From May 28- 30, HFG held a workshop, “Spending Money Wisely for Improved Tuberculosis Outcomes,” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  Participants included representatives from ministries of health and health insurance funds from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic.

HFG presented results from Ukraine, where, in collaboration with the Ukraine Ministry of Health, the National Institute for Public Health, and health departments in Poltava, Odessa, Lviv Oblasts and Kiev City, HFG designed and implemented performance monitoring systems for tuberculosis hospitals. These systems allowed TB decision makers at the health department and hospital levels to analyze data and make informed decisions. This is an example of how USAID’s efforts in health care foster greater country ownership and increased self-reliance through partnerships. HFG’s work in Ukraine has contributed to the design and implementation of performance monitoring systems for tuberculosis hospitals.

Photo: Participants from across Europe and Central Asia discuss prioritizing TB-related program financing actions that can help halt the disease. (Credit: Olivier LeBlanc)

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