How to improve quality of DR-TB Care – DR-TB Care Package Overview

  • Scope: NAP Countries, 24 Priority Countries, Global
  • Focus: NTP, NGOs, civil society, incl patients groups
  • Objectives:
    • Describe the global context and rationale for a comprehensive care package programming
    • Provide an overview of the NAP
    • Detail Objective 2 as it relates to the comprehensive care package
    • Describe the framework and components of the comprehensive care package
    • Provide an overview of the practical guide and associated tools
    • Share early lessons learned from the pilot countries (China, Pakistan, South Africa, Ukraine)
  • Expected Outputs/Outcomes: After attending the webinar, participants will be able to
    • Understand the rationale for implementing the comprehensive care package for DR-TB
  • 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
    • Understand the overall framework and components of comprehensive care package
      • 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
    • Gain basic knowledge about the guidance documents for implementing care package
  • Detailed Outline:
    • Context and Rationale for care package for NTPs and MOH programming
      • Current DR-TB situation
        • Global statistics and epidemiology
      • USAID support for DR-TB programs globally
        • USAID projects/funding and guidance
      • Rationale for a comprehensive care package
        • Link to the SDGs and UHC
        • Patient and community perspectives
    • The comprehensive care package framework
      • Thematic areas and their components
        • Operationalizing the framework at national, facility and patient level
        • Guidance documents
    • Implementing comprehensive supportive care for people with DR-TB
      • Pilot projects
        • Pilot objectives
        • Example of package implementation in country
        • Early lessons from the pilot countries
    • Q&A
    • Conclusions
  • Click here to join the Webinar on July 22, 2019 at 9AM EST

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