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Project: PROMOTING A STRATEGIC RESPONSE TO TB -- TREATMENT AND CARE FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION


01/12/2007 - 30/11/2010 (36 months)

Project goals

1.To improve early TB detection and treatment rates for low income and marginalized populations in the civilian sector
2.To improve early detection and treatment rates for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis MDR-TB
3.To improve early TB detection and treatment rates in the prison system
4.To improve interagency cooperation in TB control
5.To build capacity for TB prevention and care for people living with HIV/AIDS

Tasks

A key goal for 2008 - 2009 is to provide second-line drugs for 4,000 MDR-TB patients and to ensure effective treatment of these patients.

Activities

1.The program provided training in:
General management and logistics
TB drug management
TB treatment adherence stimulation
TB treatment and monitoring
MDR-TB treatment management, including infection control in MDR-TB departments
TB control through primary health care facilities (the general health care network)
Culture diagnostics and drug susceptibility tests
Monitoring and evaluation
HIV/TB co-infection prevention and treatment
2.Short-term training was completed by 9,946 health specialists and nurses from regional health facilities.
3.Vehicles, office equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment and consumables for microbiological tests were procured and delivered to 225 regional health facilities.
4.Renovation works were completed in microbiological labs of 45 health facilities.
5.HIV/TB units were established and equipped in 41 TB dispensaries.
6.Two training centres were set up to disseminate successful experience of TB control programs: one under the Oryol TB Dispensary, and the other under the Central TB Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
7.Retrofitting works were completed in MDR-TB departments under 9 health facilities.

Also in 2008, the Program will:
1.Procure and supply vehicles and office equipment for 31 health facilities;
2.Procure and supply consumables for 188 culture labs;
Implement TB treatment adherence stimulation programs for 45,000 patients;
3.Deliver trainings for health specialists and nurses;
4.Establish TB/HIV units in 50 health facilities.

Results

In 80 Russian regions, treatment adherence stimulation programs were implemented and covered over 40,000 patients.
In September 2007, the Global Fund evaluated the Program. The evaluation resulted into a positive opinion and decision to continue its funding during Phase 2 (01.12.07 – 30.11.10).

Location

  • Russian Federation
  • Related Organisations

    Counterparts:   no information
    Beneficiaries:   no information
    Financiers:   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF)
    Contractors:   Russian Health Care Foundation

    Web: http://www.srtb.mednet.ru/open/index.php

    Project Budget

    40 000 000 US Dollar.

    Topics: 

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    Communicable diseases

    Disease Prevention

    Tuberculoses

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     The project is funded by WHO/CIDA Health Care Policy and Stewardship Programme in Russia
     Developed in co-operation with the EU funded Tacis "North West Health Replication Project"
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