The Center of Excellence that TB DIAH established in May 2022 held its first regional capacity strengthening event in November and early December 2022. The event brought together representatives of 10 EE/CAR countries for an event lauded for its strengthening of geopolitical coordination and cooperation as well as the technical capacity building provided.
TB DIAH’s Center of Excellence Catalyzes Country Engagement in TuberculosisThe Tuberculosis Data, Impact Assessment and Communications Hub (TB DIAH) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is working to improve the collection, analysis, and use of TB data throughout the world. One of the ways it is accomplishing this is through […]
A best practice in facilitating tuberculosis (TB) data analysis and use is the cascade method for finding gaps in programs. Cascades quantify, track, and visualize how health and development programs are performing for the target population at progressive stages toward an expected outcome. They reveal weaknesses at stages of TB control and help program and project managers recognize unacceptable variations among different disaggregation levels and refine targeted TB activities for implementation. Ersin Topcuoglu, MD, MPH, explains.