JSI Experts at the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health

October 18th, 2021 | News

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JSI experts from three different projects will discuss their work at the Union World Conference on Lung Health, taking place virtually Oct.19-22. 

This year’s theme, “Lung Health for All: Solutions for a New Era,” is represented in all of our presentations. Our experts from the Cure TB team in Kyrgyzstan will speak about  factors affecting health care-seeking and TB treatment behavior, in addition to presenting a poster describing interventions to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 on TB services. In collaboration with TB DIAH, the Cure TB team will present a poster comparing COVID-19-related TB resource reallocation in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Finally, staff from the RHITES-North, Lango project in Uganda will present posters on maintaining TB case notifications in the COVID-19 era; barriers to retention on treatment for TB, and how door-to-door services improved TB case identification during the pandemic.

Learn more about our work Strengthening TB Service Delivery and Management Systems.

Oral Presentations

Impact of COVID-19 on TB services in the Kyrgyz Republic, Samantha Huffman, Strategic Information Director, Cure TB Project, Wednesday Oct. 20th, 5:30-6:50am EDT (OA14-690-20)

Factors affecting the behavior of target groups in healthcare-seeking and TB treatment in Kyrgyzstan, Cholpon Ibraimova, Sbc Team Lead, Cure TB Project, Thursday Oct. 21st, 5-6:20am EDT (OA20-736-21)

Poster Presentations

Maintaining TB case notifications in the COVID-19 era: the case of Lango sub-region in Northern Uganda, Pamela Donggo, Deputy Chief of Party, RHITES-N, Lango Project, (EP-01-104)

Barriers to retention on treatment for TB in northern Uganda, Geoffrey Kabaale, TB Program Officer, RHITES-N, Lango Project, (EP-18-277)

Door-to-door services improved TB case identification during the COVID-19 pandemic in Dokolo District, Uganda, Beatrice Adong, Social Behaviour Change, RHITES-N, Lango Project, (EP-17-266)

Comparison of COVID-19-related TB resource reallocation in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, Nikki Davis, Technical Advisor R&ME ( CHIME), TB DIAH / Cure TB Project, (EP-17-264)

Interventions to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on TB services in the Kyrgyz Republic, Rakhat Cholurova, Technical Director, Cure TB Project, (EP-02-111)

We work closely with government entities in priority countries with high TB burdens to help accelerate country progress towards TB eradication. Learn more about our work Strengthening TB Service Delivery and Management Systems.

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