JSI at Union Conference 2023

November 10th, 2023 | Event


JSI is eager to join national TB partners, funders, policy-makers, community-based organizations, and peers at the Union Conference on Lung Health. Gatherings such as this are opportunities to listen, discuss what is working, acknowledge what we must change, and gain insight about what is needed to close gaps in the global TB response.

Where to find JSI Experts


Reimagining system strengthening – what new approaches are needed to improve the experience of people with TB?
Hosted by JSI and chaired by Sevim Ahmedov of USAID and Maxime Lunga of Club des Amis Damien, Congo, this session will convene representatives from national TB programs, civil society, and implementing partners to discuss how TB programs are reimagining system strengthening to meet country and global goals. This includes using catalytic government partnerships, innovative financing, interactive data use, and civil society collaboration to maximize new efforts and increase effectiveness of longstanding practices for improved care, treatment, and prevention.

  • SS22 Track H1 | 18 November 7:30–8:10 AM | Room 242 B
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Abstract-driven sessions:

Wednesday, 15 November

SOA02-811-15: Closing the TB case detection gap among children
Aakshi Kalra, FIND | TIFA | Track C3 | 10:15–11:45 231M+232M

SOA07-855-15: Improving TB data quality with interoperability and data exchange in Nigeria
Hassan Olusegun, JSI | TB DIAH | Track H2 | 15:00–16:30, Room 212/213

SOA05-840-15: Direct benefit transfer for nutritional support of patients with TB in India: Analysis of 5-year programme data, 2018–2022
Kathiresan Jeyashree, NIE-ICMR | TIFA | 15:00–16:30, Room 231M+232M

OA09-268-15: Decentralizing pediatric TB care in the public and private health sector across five districts from five states of India: lessons learnt
Mayur Munne, SAATHI | TIFA | Track C | 16:45–18:15 Room 253

Thursday, 16 November

OA20-358-16: Engaging civil society organizations in support for people with tuberculosis to improve treatment adherence in Kyrgyzstan
Aselia Abdurakhmanova, JSI | CURE TB Kyrgyzstan | Track E1 | 15:00–16:30, Rooms 202/203

OA24-387-16: Jan Andolan for TB Elimination (People’s Movement for TB Elimination), India
Asif Shafie, John Snow India Private Limited, India | TIFA | Track E1 OA24 | 15:00–16:30, Rooms 231M+232M

OA30-439-16: Rapid training and deployment of nurse-led community-based TB contact investigation teams in five rural districts in Mozambique: a promising new model for community-based services
Algy Abdula, ADPP | TIFA | Track B5 | 16:45–18:15 Room 251

OA31-445-16: Strengthening of results-based financing to ensure person-centered tuberculosis care in the Kyrgyz Republic
Aelita Ibraeva, JSI | CURE TB | Track C8 | 17:08–17:17, Rooms 231M+232M

Friday, 17 November

EP20-1174-17: Receipt and Utilization of Nikshay Poshan Yojana benefits among patients with TB in India, 2022
Shanmugasundara Devika, NIE-ICMR | TIFA | 12:55–13:55, Salle Maillot 4

EP12-1108-16: The Automated Partners Progress Report: Strengthening data-driven approach to TB case notification in Nigeria
Donald Udah, JSI | 12:55–13:55, Saille Maillot 3

EP21-1182-17: USAID-supported eLearning platform to train frontline workers and promote active TB case-finding through contact investigations and screening of persons living with HIV
Anna Meltzer, USAID | TB DIAH | 14:00–15:00, Salle Maillot 1

SOA16-921-17: Engaging youth to #END_TB to encourage desired social and behavioural change regarding TB in the Kyrgyz Republic
Aselia Abdurakhmanova, JSI | Cure TB Kyrgyzstan | Track E1 | 15:00–16:30, Rooms 231M+232M

OA50-596-17: Improving quality TB care through digital transformation in the Kyrgyz Republic
Ksenia Basova, JSI | Cure TB Kyrgyzstan | Track H2 | 16:45–18:15, Rooms 231M+232M

SOA21-963-17: Reaching the Unreached through Social Media in India
Yogesh Patel, JSI | TIFA | Track C8 | 16:45–18:15, Room 243

Saturday, 18 November

OA57-648-18: Better outcomes in TB diagnosis through TB transportation system and digital health solutions in Kyrgyzstan
Kalmamabetova Gulmira Ismailovna, Kyrgyzstan TB National Reference Laboratory | Cure TB | Track B2 | 8:30–10:00, Room 241

OA60-673-18: Implementing the Data-to-Action Continuum Toolkit in Ghana, Nigeria, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Bangladesh
Jeanne Chauffour, JSI | TB DIAH | Track H2 | 8:30–10:00 Room 212 / 213

OA58-661-18: Comprehensive counseling of TB patients is the key to high-quality TB case management in the Kyrgyz Republic
Rakhat Cholur, JSI | Cure TB Kyrgyzstan | Track B5 | 08:30–10:00 | Room 253

OA58-662-18: Factors associated with noncompletion of TB examination through contact person investigation in Kyrgyzstan
Sanzharbek Temirbekov, JSI | Cure TB Kyrgyzstan | Track B5 | 08:30–10:00 | Room 253

About JSI TB Programs

JSI enhances tuberculosis prevention and treatment interventions through respectful partnership with national TB programs and other local public and private partners.

As a key partner for USAID’s Global TB Accelerator, JSI offers expertise in technical assistance, capacity strengthening, integrated health service delivery, and data systems. Visit us at USAID’s booth #6344 to learn more!

TB Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA)
JSI works directly with local governments and their in-country partners to expedite progress toward global and national TB targets. This is done by identifying local priorities, co-designing, and allocating fixed amount awards and other contracts alongside national TB programs and other partners.

TB Data, Impact Assessment and Communications Hub (TB DIAH)
TB DIAH works to improve and harness TB data and knowledge sharing and strengthen national TB programs worldwide. It supports the U.S. Government’s goals of reaching every person with TB, curing those in need of treatment, and preventing the spread of new infections and progression to active TB disease.

Kyrgyz Republic Cure Tuberculosis Project (USAID)
This project works closely with the Kyrgyz government to ensure that TB services are high quality and accessible, even for the most hard-to-reach citizens. The project focuses on strengthening systems, tools, resources, and human capacity while reducing stigma and discrimination through social behavior change communication to improve the TB response.

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