The USAID Cure Tuberculosis Project is a five-year initiative that will assist the Kyrgyz government to diagnose, treat, and cure people with drug-resistant tuberculosis.
People at risk of tuberculosis (TB) are often among the hardest to reach, which can make it difficult for them to access health services. The Cure TB Project works closely with the Kyrgyz government to ensure that TB services are both high-quality and accessible, even for the country’s most hard-to-reach citizens. As stigma and discrimination often prevent people from getting the services they need, the project will work to reduce tuberculosis stigma and discrimination among health care providers and the general public.
The project focuses on strengthening systems, tools, resources, and human capacity to improve the Kyrgyz Republic’s TB response in compliance with the latest international recommendations. This includes strengthening the Kyrgyz government’s efforts to design, manage, and monitor a system of high-quality TB services available at local health care facilities and to create conditions where healthcare services meet the needs of the people.
The Cure Tuberculosis Project is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) in partnership with University Research Co., LLC (URC), and close collaboration with the Kyrgyz Republic’s National Tuberculosis Program under the Ministry of Health and national partners.