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 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 […]
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.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Elizabeth Ohadi, Leah Ekbladh, Anthony Okwuosah, Alison Comfort, and Alexandra Hulme Published: 9/28/2012 Resource Description: According to the WHO, Nigeria ranks 13th out of the top 22 high burden Tuberculosis (TB) countries in the world, and there is a need to improve the TB-DOTS and TB-HIV services in Nigeria’s public sector facilities. Weak supportive supervision […]
Resource Type: Tool Authors: Itamar Katz, Grace Chee, Alexandra Hulme, and Sayaka Koseki Published: 9/1/2012 Resource Description: This Excel file, “Template for the Health Systems Strengthening Program Evaluation,” accompanies the Framework and Guideline for the Assessment and Evaluation of Health Systems Strengthening Programs, designed to provide insight into the effects of ongoing interventions that aim to strengthen specific […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Itamar Katz, Grace Chee, Alexandra Hulme, and Sayaka Koseki Published: 9/1/2012 Resource Description: The framework and guideline for the assessment and evaluation of health systems strengthening (HSS) programs are designed to provide insight into the effects of ongoing interventions that aim to strengthen specific elements of a health system. This document was developed […]