Training course on improving the quality of drug-resistant tuberculosis
The online course was practice-oriented and conducted through a series of lectures and clinical case discussions prepared by participants to assess the quality of TB case management. In addition, the course included daily group work sessions and participants presentations to discuss the limitations and strengths of National TB programs, the role of national TB Concilium, as well as the requirements for physicians for presenting a patient to TB Consilium. At the end of the course, each country elaborated a National document on criteria for the provision of the clinical audit (quality assessment).
During the course a virtual site visit to different TB facilities of TB and Lung Diseases center was organized - the National TB Reference Laboratory, TB outpatient department (including demonstration of directly observed and video observed TB treatment), and drug-resistant TB clinical Concilium.
The United States Agency for International Development Eliminating Tuberculosis in Central Asia (USAID ETICA) Project is the five-year program being implemented in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The purpose of the USAID ETICA project is to ensure more effective and more accessible tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment for all, including the vulnerable population