The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect efforts to combat TB and presents challenges for TB programs. This collection shares recent webinars, articles, and other resources focusing on the implications of COVID-19 on TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
USAID recently celebrated the second anniversary of the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis. The virtual event included a panel of speakers sharing successes and challenges in the fight to end TB. The importance of facing the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining committed to ending TB was a common thread throughout the discussion.
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 programs face multiple challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect efforts to combat TB. This collection shares recent webinars, guidance documents, and other resources that shed light on the implications of COVID-19 on TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
As the world has awakened to the urgent need to stem the COVID-19 virus and mount an aggressive and creative defense, those veterans of the tuberculosis (TB) fight have ideas and skills that should be deployed. In the spirit of cooperation and aligned interests, we offer here recent papers and resources that shed light on the implications of COVID-19 on TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment.