Centrul pentru politici și analize în sănătate

This document was developed within the project «Together in Tuberculosis Control», run by the Moldova National Association of Tuberculosis Patients ”SMIT” (Society of Moldova against TB), with the support of the Center for Health Policies and Studies from the sources allocated by the Global Fund to Fight HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, through the EECA regional program (TB-REP).

Azerbaijan is one of the 30 countries identified by the WHO with the highest burden of MDR-TB. The country located in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region which is home to the world’s fastest growing drug-resistant TB epidemic. The key populations for TB include; prisoners, who have 20 times the national incidence at 1,270/100,000, people living with HIV, injecting-drug users, migrant workers and poor people living in rural areas.

A key deliverable of the TB-REP project, the People-Centered Model of TB Care: Blueprint for EECA Countries is now available and is formally launched to representatives of 11 TB REP countries in Chisinau, Moldova today, June 30. 

Its goal is to shift care closer to people and communities.  This entails moving towards ambulatory treatment and care, strengthening services involving primary care, and better integrating care across various providers, levels and settings within health systems.

We would like to thank all TB-REP partners, the Writing Committee and the Members of the TB-REP Scientific Working Group for their contributions. This has the potential to be a game changer in improving TB response in OUR region and if implemented, will have an impact on the epidemic and improve the lives of people affected by TB.