Our Focus on TB
Unite to End TB: For 25 years Project HOPE has been strengthening health systems and training health care workers globally to improve prevention, control and treatment of tuberculosis -- the world's leading infectious disease killer.
Unite to End TB
For more than 25 years, Project HOPE has been implementing TB prevention, control and treatment programs that now also address multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and TB/HIV co-infection. These programs, located in regions with the highest TB burdens are tailored to suit the needs of individual countries and their communities and provide extensive trainings for health care workers with an emphasis on increasing diagnosis and awareness of the disease as well as access to quality care. HOPE’s approach to TB management focuses on strengthening health systems by improving the skills and knowledge of health professionals and upgrading laboratory services and equipment.
TB is preventable and curable, yet TB is the WOLRD’S LEADING INFECTIOUS DISEASE KILLLER.
According to the WHO:
- 49 million lives have been saved through diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2015.
- 480,000 people developed multi-drug resistant TB in the world in 2015
- 2 billion U.S. dollars per year are needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions
On World TB Day, and every day, we “Unite to End TB”.
Top Blogs, Stories & Program Updates
- Project HOPE Saves Hundreds of Lives in Tajikistan
- HOPE’s TB Control Efforts in Tajikistan Grow and Strengthen
- NGOs in Kazakhstan Improve Migrant Work Skills
- Eliminating TB: A Collaborative Effort
- Media Training and Coverage of TB Among Working Migrants
- New Treatment Regimen Brings Hope for MDR-TB Patients
- Cross-border TB Control
- Bottom-Up, Top-Down Approach to TB Outreach among Migrants in Kazakhstan
- Bringing TB Awareness and Care to Migrant Workers in Kazakhstan
- The Global Fight Against a Potent Killer
In the News/Press Releases:
- Migration and Tuberculosis
- International Conference on Integrated Tuberculosis Control
- Faced with public health emergencies, we must not lose sight of long-term killers – Devex
- External Quality Assessment of Sputum Smear Microscopy in Tuberculosis Laboratories in Sughd, Tajikistan – Central Asian Journal of Public Health
- U.S. Government and The Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population Recognize Journalists for their Contributions to Tuberculosis Control
- USAID, Uzbekistan Ministry of Health, and the in-service training center for journalists discuss the role of the media in raising public awareness around tuberculosis – Stop TB Partnership
- Coming Home Healthy – Stop TB Partnership
USAID Success Stories:
- Keeping Patients and Health Care Workers Safe While Treating TB Patients in Uzbekistan
- Regional and Local Authorities in Tajikistan Support TB Patients in their Communities
- USAID Ensures Continued Rapid TB Testing in Uzbekistan
- Engaging Communities to Support TB Patients and Their Families in Tajikistan
- USAID Facilitates Inter-Agency Coordination of TB Control among Tajikistan’s Ministries
- USAID Facilitates TB Care in Remote Parts of Tajikistan
- Strengthening Institution and Human Capacity for Improved TB Diagnostics & Care in Tajikistan
- Empowering Individuals Vulnerable to Tuberculosis to Seek Early Diagnosis and Care
Union World Conference on Lung Health
Project HOPE presented results from a series of innovative studies aimed at improving TB adherence, detection and prevention in patients in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Malawi at the Union World Conference on Lung Health, the world’s largest gathering of clinicians, public health workers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working on all aspects of lung health.
- Field testing of OMNI-gene TB sputum optimizer in Malawi
- Implementation of molecular diagnostics program to improve TB case detection in Malawi
- Addressing cross border control of TB among labor migrants in Kazakhstan
- Kyrgyzstan food parcels distribution and its influence on strengthening patient’s adherence to treatment
HOPE Co-Hosts Meeting on Cross-Border TB Control
Learn more about this regional meeting held in Kazakhstan to address cross-border TB control among migrant workers in the Central Asian countries. Read more.
Promising Study Outcomes in TB Adherence and Diagnostics
See results from a series of studies presented at the Union World Conference on Lung Health. Read more.