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With USAID support, health and community leaders make a difference in the lives of people with tuberculosis


The high prevalence of drug-resistant TB in Kyrgyzstan has significant social and economic consequences, especially in small communities where stigma and discrimination of people who have TB are prevalent. Many people eschew treatment because they do not recognize TB symptoms, lack confidence in treatment, or avoid discussing it with other people and health care providers.

The USAID Cure Tuberculosis project educates and trains members of health promotion units and village health committees on TB. Since 2020, it trained more than 42,500 health promotion unit specialists, community and religious leaders, and village health committee and student volunteers to use social and behavior change (SBC) approaches in their work.

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