SCALING UP INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO RESPOND TO TB CHALLENGES AND STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEMS INITIATIVES IN AFGHANISTAN

BARAN has been qualified by United Nation Development Program for implementation of Scaling Up Innovative Approaches to Respond to TB Challenges and Strengthening Health Systems Initiatives in South Region of Afghanistan.

The main objectives of the project were: 1) TB care and prevention; 2) Case detection and diagnosis of MDR-TB; 3) Program Coordination and Management; 4) Increase case notification of all TB cases; 5) Improve accessibility to TB care and control services; 6) Improve contact management and suspect management in all clinics and hospitals; 7) Increase active case finding among key affected populations and screening for high-risk groups; 8) Strengthen diagnosis and management of pediatric TB cases; 9) Improve the quality of TB laboratory services; 10) Enhance diagnostic network on MDR-TB including rapid diagnostic methods; and 11) Decrease stigma and introduce concepts of human rights.

Design & Developed by: Momtaz Host