WHO and Project HOPE Tackle TB in Central Asia
The WHO’s report, “What constitutes an effective and efficient package of services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of tuberculosis among refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region? Themed issues on migration and health, VIII (2018),” highlights Project HOPE’s cross-border collaboration to improve screening and treatment for tuberculosis (TB) among labor migrants in central Asia as a case study.
Project HOPE implemented the program in partnership with WHO, IOM, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and six local nongovernmental organizations. The program, supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, focused on improving TB case notification and initiation of treatment among labor migrants regardless of their documentation status in seven sites in Kazakhstan with the highest concentration of labor migrants.
Project HOPE has been invited to give an oral presentation on this subject at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, October 24-27, 2018.