TB DIAH was in the midst of preparing to implement the QTSA methodology and tools in Afghanistan when the COVID-19 pandemic began its global spread. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission in Afghanistan requested additions to the QTSA to help assess the effects of COVID-19 on TB services in the country, demonstrating the importance and viability of modifying existing tools in the fight against both COVID-19 and TB.
TB DIAH staff shared work from the project’s Quality of TB Services Assessment (QTSA) findings at the recent 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health. This article includes a recap of TB DIAH’s participation and shares reflections from attendees.
MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), initiated a series of Quality of TB Services Assessments (QTSAs) to evaluate the quality of TB services in randomly selected health facilities in a number of USAID TB priority countries. TB DIAH will be continuing this work and extending assessments to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe.