Advocacy for operationalizing/Implementing the DR-TB Care Package

    • Scope: 24 Priority Countries
    • Focus: National Program Managers, Facility Level Managers, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
    • Objectives:
      • Describe the framework and components of the comprehensive care package
      • Provide an overview of the benefits of implementing the DR-TB care package
      • Describe the role advocacy plays in the implementation of the DR-TB care package.
      • Describe the advocacy tools and their use for implementing the care package
    • Expected Outputs/Outcomes: After attending the webinar, participants will be able to
      • Understand the overall framework and components of comprehensive care package
      • Understand the need for adaptation and implementation based on facility context
      • Understand the role advocacy plays in supporting the implementation of the DR-TB care package
      • Develop capacity to use How-To Guide and tools to design, implement and monitor care package at the facility level
      • Poll questions:
    • Why is it important to implement a comprehensive care package for patients with DR-TB?
      • essential to prevent suffering and death from TB and to reduce transmission
      • Improve access to TB treatment
        • What are the thematic areas of the comprehensive care package?
          • Respect patient autonomy and improve self-efficacy, maximize physical comfort, safety, and wellness, provide psycho-emotional support and protection from social isolation or discrimination, prevent catastrophic costs to patient and family
          • Respect patient autonomy and improve self-efficacy, provide psycho-emotional support and protection from social isolation or discrimination, prevent catastrophic costs to patient and family
          • Respect patient autonomy and improve self-efficacy, maximize physical comfort, safety, and wellness, provide psycho-emotional support and protection from social isolation or discrimination
    • Detailed Outline:
      • Framework for delivering DR-TB care package
        • Rationale for the Comprehensive care package
        • General overview of framework
          • Thematic areas and their components
      • Operationalizing/implementing the framework at national, facility and patient level
      • Role of CSO in the operationalization of the framework
        • Advocacy and Social Mobilization
        • Community Engagement
        • Communication for Social Change
      • Monitoring Advocacy efforts
        • Introduction to tools (Advocacy and Social Mobilization Plan, M&E plan)
      • Q&A
      • Conclusions
    • Date and Time: October 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM ET
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