Resource Type: Publication Authors: Amaltas Consulting Published: August 2017 Resource Description: This study undertakes a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of the participation of private health care providers in tuberculosis care in four states (Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and West Bengal) in India to improve understanding of how their involvement in the national program could be enhanced. In […]
In the effort to end Tuberculosis—one of the leading causes of death from infectious disease worldwide—overall health system improvements are crucial. Despite substantial funding for TB prevention and treatment by donors and governments over the last decade, the worldwide incidence of TB remains high. In 2015 TB killed more than 1.8 million people, according to the World […]
Join us for an interactive talk show! Wondering how to make the model of TB treatment in your country more effective and efficient? In this session, we take a look at why training, drug management, lab work, and ACSM are just not enough to move the needle, unless we also incentivize providers to treat TB […]
In the Philippines, there are roughly 290,000 new TB cases per year (WHO, 2016). Meanwhile, donor funding for TB has declined, health care costs are rising, and out-of-pocket spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of national TB expenditures. The Philippines needs to identify mechanisms to improve the efficiency of TB spending
Despite substantial funding for tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment over the last 10 years, both by donors and governments, the worldwide incidence of TB remains troubling. Across lower- and middle-income countries, access to TB services is limited, and the quality of TB services is often substandard.
World TB Day—March 24th—is observed around the world each year as an occasion to build public awareness and mobilize political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating the highly contagious, curable disease. With 9 million new cases and nearly 1.5 million deaths per year (most in developing countries), TB is one of the world’s […]
Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from infectious disease, surpassing even HIV, according to a 2014 World Health Organization report. As the lead agency for the U.S. Government TB response, USAID works with its partners to save lives and prevent the spread of the disease. The USG TB Strategy calls for improving overall […]
Poster presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)’s Fifth ISPOR Latin America Conference, “Increasing Access to Health Care in Latin America: Making Better Decisions for Greater Equity,” held September 6-9, 2015 in Santiago, Chile.
The Kyrgyz Republic, a former Soviet Union country bordering China, has one of the highest rates of the difficult-to-treat multidrug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in the world—with 26 percent of new TB cases estimated to be MDR, compared to 3 percent of new TB cases worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 55 percent […]
In Nigeria, the HFG project is supporting the scale up of smartphones to accurately diagnose and treat tuberculosis (TB). Health workers at more than 500 facilities are using smartphones, as well as androids, as a result of a successful pilot program that integrates these phones into the TB supervision process.