Center For Health Policies and Studies

Concept Note - A people-centered TB care model for Georgia


National TB Program in Georgia is implemented by multiple partners including the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MOLHSA), the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDCPH), the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NCTBLD), and the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Advice (MCLA). TB services are delivered by specialized outpatient and in-patient clinics. There are 69 TB service points staffed by a TB specialist and a nurse in each district of Georgia. In 2011 a vast majority of TB dispansaries in regions were integrated into public and private general hospitals. However, in Tbilisi, outpatient TB care is being provided by a network of TB dispensaries and a number of DOT spots at primary care facilities.