Meeting the Challenge of TB in Urban Afghanistan
Join us on March 19, 2019, for the third webinar in our series, "Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents."
In Afghanistan, TB disproportionately affects women who make up more than two-thirds of all TB patients. Children, the elderly, the poor, and displaced populations are also at higher risk of infection, particularly in urban settings where dense populations and overcrowding exacerbate transmission. This webinar will explore how expanding the World Health Organization’s directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) strategy to the densely populated city of Kabul has helped the country strengthen its TB control efforts. Implemented by USAID's Challenge TB Project in partnership with MSH and a broad coalition of organizations and health workers in public and private health facilities, urban DOTS has improved TB treatment coverage and increased case notifications and treatment success rates.
This is the third in our webinar series, Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents. The series explores practical experiences and lessons for improving the quality of care along the continuum of health services that reach women, children, and adolescents.
March 19, 2019 | 9:00 am Washington, DC / 5:30 pm Kabul, Afghanistan
Mohammad Khakerah Rashidi, Challenge TB Project Director, MSH Afghanistan
Ghulam Qader, Senior Technical Advisor, Challenge TB-Afganistan, MSH
- Pedro Suarez, Senior Director, Infectious Disease Cluster, MSH