Implementing the DR-TB Care Package at the National Level

  • Scope: 24 Priority Countries, Global?
  • Focus: NTP, National Program Managers
  • Objectives:
    • Rationale for a comprehensive care package programming
    • Describe the framework and components of the comprehensive care package
    • Describe the step-by-step approach to implementing care package at the national level
    • Describe the tools and their use for implementing care package
  • Expected Outputs/Outcomes: After attending the webinar, participants will be able to
    • Understand the rationale for implementing the comprehensive care package for DR-TB
    • Understand the overall framework and components of comprehensive care package
    • Understand the need for adaptation and implementation based on country context
    • Understand the steps for designing and implementing the care package adapted to the country context
    • Develop capacity to use How-To Guide and tools to design, implement and monitor care package
    • 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:
    • Rationale for the DR-TB care package
      • Current DR-TB situation
      • Link to the SDGs and UHC
    • Framework for delivering DR-TB care package
      • General overview of framework
      • Thematic areas and their components
      • Operationalizing the framework at national, facility and patient level
    • Step-by-step approach to implementing DR-TB supportive care package
      • Care package guidance documents
      • The 10-step process for introducing supportive care package at the national level
      • Introduction to each step
    • Operational Toolkit for designing supportive care package at the national level
      • Introduction to tools
    • Q&A
    • QUIZ for learning assessment
    • Conclusions
  • Date and Time: September 9, 2019 at 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)