A symposium hosted by The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, The Center for Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School, and El Centro de Salud Global de Socios En Salud discussed the importance of TB preventive therapy, especially in the context of the global COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts. Recordings are available in both English and Spanish.
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.
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.